Route 2 work watch
All lanes now are open on Route 2 westbound between Newell Creek/Route 306 and Route 91. The added lane on Route 2 eastbound along the same stretch remains closed as crews complete safety items.
“Weather permitting, they anticipate opening this lane in mid-December,” she said. “Occasional lane closures may be utilized during nonpeak times.”
This Phase II of the Route 2 project — affecting Eastlake, Mentor and Willoughby — is tentatively scheduled for completion this month.
The recent rainfall has delayed work to perform striping and guardrail asphalt operations between Newell Street and the Grand River in Painesville, Phase V, where Route 2 remains one lane in each direction.
“The contractor cannot restore this area to two lanes in each direction until all items are in place and it is safe for the traveling public,” Lee said.
Like Phase II, the plan is to open all lanes in mid-December, should the weather cooperate, with potential occasional lane and ramp closures during nonpeak times.
Phase V includes work on eight bridges, along with rehabilitating Route 2. Tentative completion date is June 30.
Details will be forthcoming about the progress of Phase III, between Route 306 and Route 615, Lee said.
-- Betsy Scott, BScott@News-Herald.com, @ReporterBetsy