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Construction On Heisley Road Bridge To Begin Next Week

The deck replacement will affect traffic on Heisley Road and State Route 2

The Ohio Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin construction work on the Heisley Road bridge on January 9, which will affect drivers on both Heisley Road and State Route 2.

ODOT crews will replace the bridge's deck, which hasn't been done since the bridge was built in 1961. They will also raise the height of the bridge.

The project is scheduled to begin Wednesday and end in mid-October. However, both the start and end dates are subject to change because of weather, said Amanda Lee, the public information officer for Region 12 of ODOT.

Two lanes of northbound traffic will be maintained across the bridge throughout construction.

However, Heisley Road over Route 2 will be closed to southbound traffic through mid-October. Traffic will be detoured via Route 2's westbound lanes to Center Steet to Route 2 eastbound to Heisley Road during that time.

"Plan ahead. Know that this detour is going to be in place," Lee advised.

Additionally, the portion of State Route 2 beneath the Heisley Road bridge will also have daily lane closures.

But those closures will not impact peak travel times, according to ODOT.

The bridge deck replacement project is expected to cost ODOT about $1.7 million.

Cin January 02, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Horrible Detour!
Heather Flack January 03, 2013 at 09:28 PM
I was just through there today (1/3). There are NO signs to let people know that this is going to happen. That will be an unpleasant surprise for many.
Geoann mesiter January 04, 2013 at 10:56 PM
This is really bad for all the cars that go over that bridge everyday and all the places there that are going to lose so much money and bussiness, why not just open the North Bound to two way road north and south so you don't have to detour, and then bussiness can go on as is instead of losing a lot of money and people losing hours because of no one shopping. Come on we know it could be done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Karl Hubrath January 08, 2013 at 03:40 PM
People it might be just as fast to turn right onto 615 then take that to Hendricks road to get back to Heisley. God bless.
Laura Corrigan February 21, 2013 at 07:45 PM
At first I was unhappy with no southbound traffic across the bridge, but now I think it was the best decision. Northbound traffic moves freely and the detour to Rt. 615 is as convenient as a detour can be. If one lane in each direction over the bridge had been maintained, traffic flow in each direction would have been fraught with delays. The detour is a pain, but it is a good alternative.
Karl Hubrath February 25, 2013 at 06:47 PM
I would like to add to my original comment thanks. I was talking to a regular customer of mine at 7-11 and he said and I agreed that it might be a good idea to have Heisley open to one lane in each direction with the only exception during the times of rush hour. Thanks for reading and as always, God bless.

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