CLEVELAND -- The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced a full slate of highway improvement projects for the upcoming construction season.
A record $2.3 billion will be invested in Ohio's roads including six new mega projects, costing more than $50 million each. One of those mega project is here in Cuyahoga County and the $320 million project to construct the eastbound Innerbelt Bridge.
Another major local project ison I-480 at Tiedeman Road where plans calls for the widening of the westbound and eastbound exit ramps.
ODOT says most of thework on the summer projects will be done in off-peak hours including overnights and weekends.
For a look at more of ODOT's construction season highlights: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Services/RoadConstruction/Pages/Construction2013.aspx
The Ohio Turnpike Commission also announced its construction plans for the season.The $70 million inimprovements includes two major pavement projects in Sandusky and Cuyahoga Counties and completion of a third lane across a 160-mile stretch between Toledo and Youngstown.
The Commission says most of the work in three lane areas will be done while maintaining two lanes of traffic during peak travel times. Projects in two-lane areas will be done in phases to accommodate the busy summer travel season.
More info on Turnpike projects: http://www.ohioturnpike.org/travelers/construction/