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A portion of I-71 and I-77 near downtown Cleveland will close overnight Thursday, September 18 so crews can move and remove barrier walls.

I-77 south will be closed over I-490 between 8 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday morning. Drivers leaving downtown using I-77 SB will be detoured I-490 WB to SR-176 SB (Jennings) to I-480 EB to I-77. The ramp from I-90 WB to I-77 SB will also be closed. Drivers will need to pick up the SR 176 SB (Jennings) detour from I-90 WB instead of I-490 WB. Downtown ramps from Ontario, E. 9th and E. 30th/Orange Avenue will remain open to traffic entering I-77 SB. Those drivers will be rerouted to I-490 WB.

In addition to I-77 SB being closed over I-490 overnight, the left lane of I-77 NB will also be closed between I-490 and the East 30th Street exit ramp.

I-77 NB will have extra traffic on it between 8 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday morning because I-71 NB is also closing at the Metro Curve. Drivers wanting to access downtown or I-90 EB from I-71 NB will be detoured I-490 EB to I-77 NB to either exit at the downtown exits or continue onto I-90 EB. Simultaneously, the left lane of I-71 SB will be closed at the I-90 split in downtown Cleveland.

When I-71 NB reopens Friday morning, drivers will access the George V. Voinovich Bridge (Innerbelt Bridge) from the Clark Road overpass; a position farther south.

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In Summit County, the SR 8 SB ramp to I-76 WB and the I-76 EB ramp to SR-8 NB will close Thursday night, September 18 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6 a.m. These ramps are located at Akron's Central Interchange where I-77, SR-8 and I-76 converge.

Drivers needing to access I-76 WB from SR 8 SB will be detoured SR-8 SB to I-76 EB to Fuller Rd to I-76 WB. The detour for drivers who need to access SR-8 NB from I-76 EB is I-76 EB to Fuller Rd. to I-76 WB to SR 8 NB. Add extra time to your drive to adjust to these detours.

Construction Alerts Listed by County

ASHLAND COUNTY ALERTS

Township Road 63 is closed through October 9 between US Route 250 and Township Road 1300 in Perry Township. Crews are conducting a bridge replacement. Detours are posted.

ASHTABULA COUNTY ALERTS

SR 46 just north of US 6 is closed in Jefferson for a culvert replacement. The detour is SR 307 to SR 11 to US 6.

SR 84, one mile east of the Lake County line in Geneva, will be closed through Wednesday, September 17 for a culvert replacement. The detour is SR 534 to US 20 to SR 528.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY ALERTS

Larchmere Blvd and Kendall Rd are closed in Shaker Hts due to a large sinkhole. Crews are working during the day to repair the road. Shaker Hts police have no estimated time of reopening. Fairhill Rd is a detour option to the Larchmere closing.

Construction crews plan to close Northfield Rd at Chagrin Blvd in Shaker Hts the week of September 15th. The closure is the next phase of the Van Aken district road reconfiguration project. Southbound drivers will be detoured Warrensville Center Road to just north of the Post Office on the newly relocated Northfield Rd. Northbound traffic will be detoured to the newly relocated Northfield Rd.

ERIE COUNTY ALERTS

In Margaretta Township, US 6, just west of SR 269, is closed for a culvert replacement project. The westbound detour is US 6 to SR 269 SB to SR 101 SB to SR 412 WB to SR 510 NB to US 6, and reverse for eastbound drivers. The road is expected to reopen on October 2, 2014.

GEAUGA COUNTY ALERTS

The US 422 EB exit ramp to SR 44 near Chagrin Falls is closed through late September. Crews are rebuilding the exit ramp. The detour is US 422 EB to SR 700 SB to SR 82 WB to SR 44. Drivers should add extra time to their commute to adjust for the detour.

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LORAIN COUNTY ALERTS

SR 57, one-half-mile south of SR 303 in Grafton Township is closed through October 1, 2014 for a bridge replacement project. The detour for southbound drivers is SR 57 to SR 303 EB to SR 252 SB to SR 57, and reverse for northbound motorists.

SR-511 remains closed at the southern corporation limit of the village of Rochester. The northbound detour is SR 511 to SR 162 EB to SR 58 NB to SR 16 WB to SR 511, and reverse for northbound drivers.

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PORTAGE COUNTY ALERTS

The drive to Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown may become complicated for some starting Wednesday, September 17. SR-44 (Ravenna Louisville Rd), just north of Hartville Rd., near Neomed and Rootstown High School will be closed through late September for a culvert replacement. The detour is US 224 WB to SR 43 NB to I-76 EB. The detour will add about 10 to 15 minutes to the drive.

Another portion of SR-44 is closed through November due to a bridge replacement project. SR-44 (Main St) near Mantua is closed over the Cuyahgoa River, north of Canada Rd. The detour is SR 303 to SR 700 to SR 82.

Also in Portage County, SR 88 between Ely Rd and Mills Rd is closed through late September for a slide repair. The closure is just north of SR 305. The detour is SR 305 to SR 700 to US 422.

RICHLAND COUNTY ALERTS

SR 13, at its overlap with SR 96 between Ashland and Shelby Ohio, is closed through mid-October for a bridge replacement project. The detour for SR 13 northbound drivers is SR 96 WB to SR 61 NB to US 224 EB to SR 13 and reverse for southbound drivers. The detour for SR 96 eastbound drivers is SR 96 WB to SR 61 NB to SR 603 SB to SR 13 SB to SR 96 and reverse for westbound motorists. The road is expected to reopen on October 17, 2014.

Driving on I-71 will be a tight squeeze through portions of Richland County during the month of September. The highway will be reduced to two lanes of traffic between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. nightly. The highway will then be reduced to one lane in each direction at times throughout the night. Crews are patching pavement on this portion of I-71.

SR 95, just east of State Route 603 in Perrysville, is closed through September 20 for a culvert repair. The detour for eastbound drivers is SR 95 to SR 97 EB to SR 3 NB to SR 39 WB to SR 95, and reverse for westbound drivers.

A culvert replacement has closed a section of SR 603 in Weller Township. The road will be closed through October 18, 2014 just north of Faulk Rd. The detour route for southbound drivers is SR 603 to SR 96 EB to Claremont Avenue southbound to US Route 42 SB to SR 603, and reverse for northbound motorists.

STARK COUNTY ALERTS

Multiple ramps are closed in Canton due to bridge repairs. The I-77 SB ramp to US 62 EB and the US 62 EB ramp to Cleveland Ave are closed through early October. The ODOT recommended detour for drivers needing to get around the I-77 SB closure to US 62 is I-77 SB to SR 687/Fulton Rd. The US-62 EB detour is US 62 EB to SR 43 to US 62 WB.

US 62 east at Cleveland Avenue is reduced to one lane.

Bridge repairs are causing nightly lane restrictions on I-77 at US 30 in Canton. The restrictions will be in place between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning and on Saturdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

SUMMIT COUNTY ALERTS

The SR 8 SB ramp to I-76 WB and the I-76 EB ramp to SR-8 NB will close both Wednesday night, September 17 and Thursday night, September 18. These ramps are located at Akron's Central Interchange where I-77, SR-8 and I-76 converge. The ramps will be closed between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for guardrail installation.

Drivers needing to access I-76 WB from SR 8 SB will be detoured SR-8 SB to I-76 EB to Fuller Rd to I-76 WB. The detour for drivers who need to access SR-8 NB from I-76 EB is I-76 EB to Fuller Rd. to I-76 WB to SR 8 NB. Add extra time to your drive to adjust to these detours.

Drivers should prepare for overnight delays on SR 8 (Northfield Rd) between the southern Northfield corporation limit and the Cuyahoga County line in Walton Hills. There will be various nightly lane restrictions on this stretch of road due to resurfacing. The restrictions will occur Sunday through Thursday night, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The project is expected to be completed by early October.

In Macedonia there will be nightly lane restrictions on both I-271 north and south between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Crews are paving the shoulder to prepare for the reconstruction and widening of I-271 between SR 8 and the Cuyahoga County line.

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