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The Ohio Department of Transportation intends to host an informational meeting this month to update the public on the I-280/Wheeling Street widening project.

Theresa Pollick, a spokesperson for ODOT’s district 2, said the department is talking with the project contractor to schedule a date for the meeting.

On June 28, ODOT closed the northbound Wheeling lane, between Pickle and Brown roads, and established a detour route along Brown, Coy, and Pickle roads.

The detour will be in effect through November but ODOT stated that although some drives will be restricted, alternate drives will be maintained to allow access to and from residential and commercial areas.

The project includes widening Wheeling from Navarre Avenue to Pickle Road, including the bridge over I-280.

According to ODOT, the contractor will establish lane closures and restrictions on Wheeling. Motorists should expect intermittent lane restrictions in both directions on Wheeling, from Navarre to Munding Drive, for pavement work through September.

Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.

Oregon City Council last year approved the purchase of property and structures at 1053 S. Wheeling for $237,150, plus a $73,250 payment for relocation and moving expenses for the owners.

The widening project will include a new storm sewer system, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks.

New traffic signals will be installed at Pickle, the Dearborn/I-280 on-ramp, and Munding/I-280 off-ramp.

The widening along Wheeling will be done along the east side of the current alignment due to the Sunoco tank farm and Fire Station 2 on the west side.

A December, 2011 completion date is projected.

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