The Ohio Turnpike will begin $100 million worth of highway projects next week.
The turnpike commission said the work includes adding a third lane in Lucas and Wood counties, and replacing pavement in Sandusky and Cuyahoga counties.
“These projects not only indicate the start of better weather in Ohio, it signifies the unified efforts to improve Ohio’s transportation system,” commission Executive Director Rick Hodges said in a prepared statement Friday.
“As always, the commission is pleased to have a full construction season planned, which not only provides jobs for thousands across the state, but also helps to keep the turnpike in excellent condition.”
The Berea-based commission said it would try to keep two lanes of traffic open in all three-lane sections during peak travel times.
Some single-lane zones will occur mostly during off-peak travel times or overnight.
The work is expected to be completed by mid-November.
The turnpike runs 241 miles across northern Ohio. Travelers can track construction projects online at www.ohioturnpike.org.