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ODOT gives contractor hefty fine after chaotic morning rush hour on I-480 eastbound

Posted: 7:12 AM, Apr 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-17 07:45:47-04
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CLEVELAND — The Ohio Department of Transportation slapped a hefty fine on a contractor after it failed to wrap up construction operations ahead of the morning rush hour Tuesday.

ODOT says Karvo Companies was the contractor working on I-480 eastbound, causing one of Cleveland's major highways to go down to one lane. Crews eventually wrapped up work around 8 a.m.

"We are working with the contractor to make sure this does not happen again," ODOT says.

ODOT said it's fining Karvo Companies $300 for every minute they stay on the road after 5 a.m.

The job has been suspended until Karvo comes up with a better plan, ODOT said in a tweet.

Construction previously had the left lanes blocked after Miles Road, causing major backups during the commute.

RELATED: Left lanes on I-480 reopen following construction that was scheduled to be completed by 5 a.m. Tuesday