Route 5/82 detour
CHAMPION -- The state Route 45 ramp to state Route 5/82 eastbound is closed. The posted detour is as follows: state Route 45 to North River Road to Perkins-Jones Road. The ramp is to reopen Aug. 1. The restrictions are part of the $9.8 million project to repair and resurface state Route 5/82, the Warren bypass, from just west of the West Market Street interchange and to the railroad bridges just west of the Elm Road interchange.
Niles viaduct project
NILES -- First Street will be closed at the state Route 46 bridge for the duration of construction to replace the viaduct. Traffic on Route 46 won't be affected until May 23, when traffic will move to one lane in each direction on the west side of the bridge while work starts on the east side of the bridge. The work is part of a $5.6 million project to replace the bridge over the Mahoning River. The project is expected to be done by the fall of 2003.