Ohio drivers likely to see construction zones

Ohio Turnpike

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State transportation officials are reminding Memorial Day drivers of Ohio’s roughly 1,000 construction zones.

Ohio’s Department of Transportation says construction work may be suspended over the holiday in many work zones, but some restrictions could impact drivers.

Transportation Director Jerry Wray is warning of possible crashes and slowdowns around the sites. He encourages drivers to ease their speed around the construction zones and wear a seat belt.

In central Ohio, near Columbus, drivers will see the reduced speed of 45 mph through parts of construction on Interstates 71 and 670.

The Interstate 90 Innerbelt Bridge through downtown Cleveland remains open, though multiple ramps along the downtown corridor are closed.

Permanent work zone restrictions remain in place on Interstate 75 in Hamilton County, but work is suspended over the holiday.

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