The Ohio Department of Transportation issued a statement Tuesday describing construction it will be doing.

The Ohio Department of Transportation will be hiring contractors to perform extensive bridge rehabilitation and maintenance of 1.5 miles of Interstate 77 around the U.S. Route 30 interchange from the fall of 2019 to 2023.

The expected construction cost is $45.88 million, ODOT said.

Lanes will be closed, and traffic will have to divert to ramps off of I-77 to U.S. 30 before signs direct them to another ramp back to I-77. But the state agency said at least two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction on I-77 and U.S. 30 at all times. At least one lane in each direction on affected local roads will be kept open to traffic.

The work will take place between the bridge of I-77 over the Nimishillen Creek north to the I-77 bridge over Ninth Street SW in Canton. And on Route 30 from 30's interchange with I-77 east by 0.75 miles to Route 43.

The work will involve:

Repair and resurfacing of I-77 and U.S. 30 pavement including ramp pavement.
Repair or replacement of I-77 median walls.
Repair or replacement of drainage.
Widening of ramp pavement and shoulders on the U.S. 30/I-77 interchange and U.S. 30/Route 43 interchange.
Rehabilitation of 14 bridges.
Replacement of the section of I-77 and the I-77/Route 30 interchange over the west branch of Nimishillen Creek.

When bridges are replace or rehabilitated, vehicles going north on I-77 will be directed to U.S. Route 30 East where they'll exit at the state Route 43 and 11th Street SE interchange and then go to U.S. 30 West and then take the ramp to I-77 North.

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