July 1, 2016

Elyria
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Correction

Just the westbound entrance ramp of the Ohio Turnpike Exit 145 will be closed while repairs are made to the state Route 57 bridge. A brief in Thursday’s edition did not specify which ramp of the exit, which serves 6.2 million vehicles per year, would be closed.

Turnpike exit at Route 57 to close for 60 days

ELYRIA — Beginning today, the westbound Lorain/Elyria Ohio Turnpike entrance ramp Exit 145 — at state Route 57 — will be closed so that repairs can be made on a bridge. The work is expected to last for 60 days. An alternate route will be implemented from state Route 57 to Interstate 90 to Ohio Read More…

Route 83 bridge over Turnpike open to normal traffic after deck replacement

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After a closure of more than four months, traffic is again moving normally on the state Route 83 overpass that spans the Ohio Turnpike. The reopening ends the alternating traffic backups on either side of the overpass that were needed to replace the bridge deck as part of the largest improvement project Read More…

Weather delays North Ridgeville overpass project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Most drivers who daily take the Ohio Turnpike overpass on state Route 83 are likely very pleased they haven’t been slowdowns due to lane closures caused by construction work. Plans originally called for work to get underway Feb. 1 with north and southbound traffic being confined to one lane as the first Read More…

Work to begin soon on Route 83 bridge upgrade

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Orange barrel season is still a ways off, but motorists still will be inconvenienced for about four months as the state Route 83 overpass over the Ohio Turnpike undergoes a major upgrade, Turnpike officials and Kokosing Construction Co. Inc. both issued advisories this week to alert area motorists to lane closures on Read More…

New Year’s closings, meals

The Lorain County Justice Center and county government will be closed today and Friday for New Year’s. City offices in Avon, Avon Lake, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Wellington will be closed Friday. In Amherst, government offices will be closed today and Friday. Elyria City Hall will be closed Friday, but open until Read More…

Ninety pounds of marijuana found in traffic stop

ELYRIA — A seizure of 90 pounds of marijuana was made in a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike about 3:25 p.m., according to a news release from the Ohio Highway Patrol. Police said they stopped a 2002 Dodge Dakota pickup truck with Oregon plates driven by Terry Ward for a moving violation in Lorain Read More…

University Hospitals revives Ridgeville plan

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Since at least 2009, the former EMH Regional Medical Center has owned a tract of land near the Ohio Turnpike interchange with hopes of building a new medical center. The project never came to fruition, despite North Ridgeville Mayor Dave Gillock’s repeated reassurances to residents that that development was coming. But now Read More…

Elyria Turnpike ramp to close for repairs

ELYRIA — Commuters can add one more project to the list of construction-related woes along state Route 57. The Ohio Turnpike announced Friday that the eastbound 145 exit ramp for state Route 57 — what many locals still call Exit 8 near the rear of the West River Road Target — will close Tuesday at Read More…

New phase of Route 57 project means traffic tie-ups next week

Drivers on state Route 57 will experience delays due to construction during the coming week. The existing Interstate 90 east ramp to Route 57 will close Monday and the I-90 eastbound exit ramp will open in its place, allowing cars to travel north or south onto 57. During this transition, Route 57 will be reduced Read More…