Ohio Turnpike improves barriers south of Cleveland

8:43 AM, Jul 1, 2012   |    comments
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BEREA -- The Ohio Turnpike is trying to relieve concerns of neighbors that a vehicle may plunge off the toll road into their homes south of Cleveland.

The turnpike says it will install a concrete barrier wall for a one-mile stretch of the westbound lanes in North Royalton by the fall. The barrier wall will replace guardrails.

The turnpike said Thursday that a barrier wall will be installed along eastbound lanes in the same stretch next year.

State Rep. Mike Dovilla of Berea, a turnpike commission member, had asked about the safety issue. He says the barriers also will provide better noise protection than guardrails.

The Associated Press

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