ROAD WORK Construction update The Ohio and Pennsylvania transportation departments are working on these roads in Mahoning, Trumbull and Mercer counties this week.
Beaver Township: The off ramp from Interstate 680 southbound to the eastbound Ohio Turnpike will be closed until Nov. 15 for construction work at the interchange. Motorists will have to enter the turnpike at the state Route 7 interchange in North Lima.
Youngstown: U.S. Route 422 (Martin Luther King Boulevard) between state Routes 711 and 193, and state Route 289 between state Route 193 and the Madison Avenue Expressway have various lane restrictions. U.S. Route 422 from the old Division Street entrance to Lafayette Street is reduced to one lane in each direction until mid-October.Youngstown: The state Route 711 ramp from Stephens Street to Interstate 680 is closed until the fall. The detour route is Salt Springs Road to North Meridian Road to I-680. Also, the 711 bridge (Division Street) is closed.Youngstown: The state Route 193 "Blue Bridge" is reduced to one lane in each direction, and the westbound exit ramp from the bridge to I-680 northbound is closed until late fall 2005.Youngstown and Campbell: Traffic will be maintained in both directions as work continues to rehabilitate U.S. Route 422 (Oak Street and McCartney Road) from Lane Avenue to state Route 616. The work is to be completed by fall.Austintown: State Route 46 at the Route 46-Interstate 80 interchange is reduced to one lane in each direction. The work is part of the $7.2 million project to widen Route 46 to five lanes through the interchange from Silica Road to Webb Road. The project is scheduled for completion by late summer 2005.Boardman and Youngstown: The bridge carrying Thalia Avenue over I-680 is closed until November while the bridge is rehabilitated.
Milton/Jackson townships: The Interstate 76 westbound exit ramp to state Route 534 is closed. The detour is Bailey Road to Mahoning Avenue to state Route 534. The I-76 bridge at Duck Creek Road is closed. The posted detour is Silica Road to Bailey Road to Mahoning Avenue. This work is part of a project to reconstruct I-76 and rehabilitate bridges. It is scheduled for completion in fall 2005.Boardman and Youngstown: I-680 from U.S. Route 224 to the Williamson Avenue overpass will have nightly lane restrictions from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. for resurfacing until further notice. There may also be daytime ramp restrictions, but traffic will be maintained.
Austintown: The I-680 off-ramp from northbound state Route 11 to westbound I-80 will have daily lane restrictions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for upgrading and replacement of overhead signs and supports.
Liberty: From now until Nov. 15, the temporary two-lane I-80 from the state Route 11 northbound ramp to just east of Belmont Avenue will be open for all eastbound traffic, with a temporary exit ramp to Belmont Avenue. After Nov. 15, this will become the state Route 711 northbound exit ramp to I-80. The exit ramp from state Route 11 southbound to I-80 eastbound is closed until further notice.
Girard: U.S. Route 422 from I-80 to the city's northern corporation limits is reduced to one lane in each direction. The project calls for widening about three miles of Route 422 and should be completed in the fall.Brookfield: State Route 82 is being resurfaced, and seven bridges along the route are being reconstructed. Route 82 is reduced to one lane in each direction between Collar-Price and Warner roads until further notice.Newton Falls/Warren: State Route 5 is reduced to one lane in each direction from the Warren city limits to the Portage County line. The resurfacing is slated to be completed in the fall.
Greenville-Mercer Road, Hempfield Township: Pipe replacement.
New Castle Road, Shenango Township: Ditching.
New Castle Road, Hermitage: Inlet repair.
Wet Track Road, Shenango Township: Ditching.
State Street, Hermitage: Inlet pipe repair.
Saranac Drive, Pymatuning and South Pymatuning townships: Road closed for tarring and chipping.
Crestview Drive Extension, Pymatuning and Delaware townships: Road closed for tarring and chipping.
Buckwalter Road, Shenango and Lackawannock townships: Road closed for tarring and chipping.
Buckwalter Road Shenango township: Shoulder repair.
Mercer-Pulaski Road, Shenango Township: Road closed for tarring and chipping.
Wasser Bridge Road, Hempfield Township: Ditching.
Flat and Valley roads, Pa. Route 318 to Pa. Route 258: Shoulder repair.