The following Ohio Department of Transportation construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Ottawa County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting.
*Closure starts Tuesday*
State Route 53, between E. State Rd. and SR 163, Port Clinton, will experience lane restrictions for widening. Project will last through Memorial Day. Additional restrictions will be announced. SR 53 will close at State Road and the SR 2 ramps interchange beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5. East/west traffic on State Road will remain available. Detours: Eastbound SR 2 off-ramp: Use SR 269 (Exit 125) to SR 163. Westbound SR 2 off-ramp: Use SR 163 (Exit 121). Southbound SR 53 to SR 2: Use SR 163 westbound to SR 2
State Route 2, between Erie County and SR 53, Port Clinton, is reduced to one lane for road construction. The first phase of work is rehabilitation of two bridges that are at the north end of the Bay bridge. The construction zone is now active. Work may occur during daytime and overnight hours to complete this necessary bridge work before winter.
State Route 19 in Oak Harbor will experience lane restrictions for resurfacing through September.
State Route 51 at State Route 163, Genoa, will experience lane restrictions at the intersection for traffic signal replacement through summer.
State Route 105, between SR 163 and S. Toussaint-Portage Rd., Oak Harbor, is closed for a bridge replacement through August. Detour: SR 590 to SR 163.
State Route 163, between Oak Harbor and SR 590, will experience lane restrictions for resurfacing through early September.