The Blade s Road Warrior tells readers where the biggest driving headaches will be throughout the construction season. He will tell you the spots to avoid and the detours to take.
1. I-280: The work area for the Veterans Glass City Skyway project requires a 35-mph speed limit, and traffic may be halted for up to 15 minutes during midday hours between I-75 and Navarre Avenue.
The northbound exit and southbound entrance at Greenbelt Parkway remain closed, as do Ash and Huron streets at I-280. Champlain Street will be closed intermittently at I-280 until June 10, for ramp construction and crane positioning.
2. U.S. 20/23, State Rt. 420: Interchange construction closes one of two lanes in each direction on Route 420 south of Truman Road.
3. I-280: Surveying requires scattered daytime lane closings south of the Woodville Road (State Rt. 51) interchange. Minor delays are possible.
4. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bridge/Front Street: Preparatory work associated with the draw span replacement requires lane closings from 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, except holidays. Expect delays. On Front Street, resurfacing requires lane closings between I-280 and Main Street, causing minor delays.
5. I-75: Bridge deck repairs limit traffic to two lanes each way between the Ohio-Michigan border and Exit 5 near Erie, Mich., and also between LaPlaisance Road and Dixie Highway near Monroe. Ramps are closed at Exits 2, 13, and 14, with detours posted. Delays are possible during peak travel times.
6. Byrne Road: Bridge reconstruction and pavement work restrict traffic to one lane in each direction between Airport Highway and Glendale Avenue. Use Eastgate Road or Detroit Avenue instead.
7. State Rt. 246 (Dorr Street): Resurfacing and repair restrict traffic to one lane each way between Douglas Road/Westwood Avenue and Smead Avenue. Upton Avenue is closed south of Dorr through next week.
8. I-475: Lighting maintenance requires nighttime lane closings between U.S. 23 and I-75. Minor delays are possible during the work hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
9. Summit Street: Bridge reconstruction restricts traffic to one lane each way at the Ottawa River.
10. Fulton-Lucas Road: Bridge repairs close the road between Airport Highway and Shaffer Road until mid-October. Use Scott Road instead.
11. State Rt. 2 (Navarre Avenue): Pavement repairs and resurfacing require flag zones between Woodville Road and the Toledo-Oregon line.
12. State Rt. 64: Painting restricts traffic on the Waterville Bridge to a single lane, governed by flag zones, daily between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Delays are likely.
13. State Rt. 582: Pavement reconstruction will close the route between Dunbridge Road and I-75 in Middleton Township for two months, starting Monday. A posted 12-mile detour will use State Rts. 199 and 105 and I-75.
14 State Rt. 295: Pavement maintenance will reduce the road to one lane in various locations between Sylvania Avenue and the Michigan state line beginning Monday. Expect delays in the work zones.
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U.S. 6: Traffic is reduced to one lane each way at the western end of the Fremont Bypass, with temporary traffic signals regulating the merge between U.S. 6 and U.S. 20. Expect minor delays.
U.S. 24: Pavement repairs will require flag zones through Antwerp, Ohio, starting next week. Expect delays.
State Rt. 2: Rehabilitation of the Edison Bridge over Sandusky Bay closes one westbound lane between 10 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Friday each week through the summer. Both eastbound lanes are open.
In Ottawa County, intersection work requires flag zones at Benton-Carroll Road during daytime hours, and Benton-Carroll is closed at Route 2 with a local detour posted.
State Rt. 108: Replacement of the Perry Street Bridge in Napoleon requires a six-mile detour, via U.S. 6 and State Rt. 110, until the new bridge opens in October.
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