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ODOT closes portion of Scranton Road in Tremont for 14-month bridge repair project

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Posted at 10:53 AM, Jan 08, 2021

CLEVELAND — Construction will cause detours for drivers in Tremont, specifically for anyone using Scranton Road.

ODOT plans to limit traffic on Scranton Road while they repack the bridge that takes cars over Interstate 90.

The bridge was originally built in 1965 and ODOT has had it penciled in for replacement since 2013. Construction crews will be replacing the bridge deck and doing some repair work to structural steel on the bridge.

Retrofitting the bridge will cost more than $3 million. The city of Cleveland will kick in about $100,000 towards lighting and sidewalk improvements.

Northbound traffic will be restricted to one lane. Southbound traffic will be detoured onto West 14th Street via Fairfield Avenue. Drivers will then take West 14th Street south before crossing over to Clark Avenue.

From there, you can go West on Clark Avenue to get back to Scranton Road.

"We can't close both lanes at once, so we've got to work on one side at a time, which is kind of the main reason for the duration of the project,” said ODOT District 12 Public Information Officer Isaac Hunt. “Especially because we want to keep traffic open at least one way, you can kind of only work on one side of the bridge at a time.”

The project is expected to begin in April and will take about 14 months to complete.

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