Ramp Closures on Ohio 7 Continue Throughout the Week

A series of ramp closures on Ohio 7 at three different exits started Wednesday and will continue throughout the week.

The ramps are between Yorkville and Rayland. The Ohio Department of Transportation is shutting them down to allow for road resurfacing work for 4 miles of Ohio 7, according to ODOT public information officer Lauren Borell. The road work will begin on the southbound ramps, and then the contractor will move to the northbound ramps.

Borell said southbound ramp closures will begin just north of Rayland at the south parking exit, and will move south to the Ohio 150 exit, then to Farm Lane in Tiltonsville and finally the Public Road exit in Yorkville.

Northbound ramp closures will begin at the Public Road exit in Yorkville, Farm Lane in Tiltonsville and then the Ohio 150 exit, said Borell. The Ohio 7 truck parking exit just north of Rayland will be last.

The closures are scheduled in between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Borell said they will last no long than six hours per ramp.

She said ODOT decided to close the ramps because it is easier for the contractors to do the work that way. She also said traffic delays should not be too long, but there could be a slight delay.

“People driving through this area are encouraged to leave earlier when driving through here,” Borell said. “They should allow 5 to 10 extra minutes to reach their destination.”

ODOT suggests using detours through Ohio 7 to the next open ramp to exit, and then re-enter Ohio 7 to return to the correct exit. All work is weather permitting, but Borell said the closures should only last a week.

Borell said the ramp closures are a part of a $2.1 million project that began July 9 and will be finished officially in October.

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