Road Work Ahead sign

MOUNT VERNON — Road work on Ohio 13 north between Franklin Street and James Street is tentatively expected to begin Monday, May 10. The project is through the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Work includes widening the road and other improvements. Improvements include the addition of turn lanes at Belmont and Tilden Avenue, signal upgrades, drainage improvements, and sidewalk and curb enhancements to meet current standards. 

The contractor, Eclipse Companies, LLC, will begin by mobilizing equipment to the area. Clearing and grubbing and erosion control work will follow. Work hours are 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Thursday, and Friday and Saturday as needed.

Daytime flagged lane closures are expected to begin on May 18. Southbound 13 will be closed with a detour; northbound traffic will be maintained during construction. The detour will be to Ohio 95 to Ohio 314 to Ohio 229.

The detour is tentatively scheduled to begin July 5.

The project completion date is Nov. 30.

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