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.