LIMA, OHIO (Thursday, May 21, 2020) - An emergency repair project began today on U.S. 30 near Upper Sandusky where heavy rains washed out a section of culvert and the earth beneath the eastbound lanes. The eastbound lanes remain closed.
Kokosing Construction Co.Inc., Columbus, has begun replacing the failed, corrugated metal culvert discovered Tuesday by an alert Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper at approximately 8:30 a.m. The failure prompted the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to close the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 east of the city of Upper Sandusky, just east of its interchange with U.S. 23.
The project will remove the existing culvert and replace it with a 78-inch, concrete culvert. The eastbound lanes could reopen within two weeks.
Once work in the eastbound direction is complete, the existing culvert beneath the westbound lanes will be replaced as well. One lane of traffic will be maintained in the westbound direction.
All work on the project could potentially be completed within one month.
U.S. 30 traffic detours (detour map):
U.S. 30 eastbound from U.S. 23 northbound (for vehicles south of State Route 294):
- East on State Route 294, north on State Route 231 back to U.S. 30 eastbound.
U.S. 30 eastbound from U.S. 23 northbound (for vehicles north of State Route 294)
- North on U.S. 23, south on State Route 53, east on County Highway 330, south on State Route 231 back to U.S. 30.
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