ODOT blames contractor for traffic nightmare during morning rush hour

CLEVELAND - There is a chance you were stuck in traffic longer than expected Tuesday morning. Where there wasn't a crash, there was construction causing delays, and lots of them.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said a contractor failed to comply with having all lanes on I-90 eastbound back open by 6 a.m., ahead of the morning rush hour.

The Ohio Department of Transportation released the following statement.

ODOT requires work to be completed within specific timeframes to reduce impacts to the traveling public. Last evening Burton Scot, the contractor performing resurfacing work on I-90 east and westbound between I-77 and SR 2, failed to comply with the requirement of having all lanes on I-90 east opened by 6 a.m. We’re frustrated by the fact that the contractor did not complete their work within the required timeframe and caused unnecessary delays for commuters this morning. We will be assessing penalties and taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

For the rest of the week, plan your commutes based on current construction projects. Find them on our News 5 traffic page.

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