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Heisley Road Bridge Lane Closures Postponed To Jan. 16

The closure of Heisley Road over SR 2 to southbound traffic has been postponed as crews complete necessary signalization operations.

Construction on Heisley Road over State Route 2 was scheduled to close Heisley's southbound lanes from Wednesday until October 15.

However, drivers will get a week-long respite.

The lane closure has been postponed to January 16, as crews complete necessary signalization operations, according to the Ohio Department of transportation.

When it begins, ODOT's project will affect drivers on both Heisley Road and State Route 2.

Two lanes of northbound traffic on the Heisley Road bridge will be maintained throughout construction.

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

Additionally, the portion of State Route 2 beneath the Heisley Road bridge will have daily lane closures between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The purpose of the construction project is to 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 bridge deck replacement project is expected to cost ODOT about $1.7 million.

Kyle January 10, 2013 at 02:32 PM
I am curious, why does ODOT want to have two northbound lanes instead of the one north and one south? I am guessing because there is 2x more traffic going northbound than southbound. I don't think people realize that if you made it one lane each direction it would take forever to pass through that area. Traffic would probably always be backed up to Blackbrook on the one side and probably past Steris on the other side. It most definitely would be quicker to do the detour then sit in bumper to bumper traffic with the one and one lanes. Just wondering though because it doesn't seem ODOT explained why they are closing lanes as such. This is really only going to effect a small amount of people in the grand scheme of things.

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