By 1831Galion, ODOT District 3

Weekly weekend reports from District 3 of the Ohio Department of Transportation are now shared on 1812Blockhouse. This year, we’re calling this feature the “Orange Cone Report.”

Each week, we will bring you news of construction projects in Richland and Crawford Counties, as well as updates on Interstate 71 projects in Morrow and Delaware Counties. All of the following work is weather dependent.


State Route 598 minor widening – State Route 598 in the city of Galion, from Carter Drive to Brandt Road, will have lane closures for a widening project. Crews will have temporary shoulder and lane closures for grading, seeding, and mulching work. Lane closures for resurfacing will being in mid-May. Estimated completion: June 2023


State Route 13 culvert replacement – NEW IMPACTSState Route 13, just north of Free Road, will close Monday, May 15 for a culvert replacement project. The detour route for northbound motorists will be SR 13 to SR 603, north on SR 603 to SR 61, north on SR 61 to U.S. 224, east on U.S. 224 to SR 13, and reverse for southbound motorists. Estimated completion: Friday, May 19, 2023

U.S. Route 30 major rehabilitation – U.S. 30, from State Route 309 to just east of the 5th Avenue ramps, will have lane closures for a major rehabilitation project. Mainline paving on U.S. 30 eastbound and westbound continues. Daily lane closures will be utilized. Estimated completion of entire project: May 2023

U.S. Route 30 minor rehabilitation – U.S. 30, from the 5th Ave interchange ramps to just past the Ashland County Line, will have lane closures for pavement repairs. One lane of traffic with a minimum lane width of 12’ will be maintained in each direction at all times.


  • The U.S. 30 westbound exit ramp to Koogle Road is closed for four days for pavement repairs. The detour route will be to continue on U.S. 30 west to the Reed Road interchange, transition to U.S. 30 east and take the Koogle Road exit. Estimated ramp reopening: Monday, May 8, 2023
  • The Koogle Road entrance ramp to U.S. 30 west will close Friday, May 5 for four days for pavement repairs. The detour route will be Koogle Road to U.S. 30 east and use the U.S. 30/SR 603 RCUT to transition to U.S. 30 west. Estimated ramp reopening: Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Estimated completion: October 2023

State Route 39 bridge replacement – State Route 39 in the city of Mansfield, between 6th Street and Surrey Road/Lafayette Ave, is closed for 60 days for bridge demolition. The detour route for northbound motorists will be Diamond St/SR 13, SR 13 to U.S. 30 west, and take exit 129 for SR 39/Springmill St. The detour route for southbound motorists will be SR 39 south to U.S. 30 east, take exit 130 for Longview/SR 13/SR 545, turn right onto Longview Ave, and turn left on SR 13 which will lead drivers to SR 39. Estimated completion of bridge work: Friday, June 16, 2023 (Estimated completion of entire project: August 2023)

State Route 545 bridge repairs – State Route 545 at the structure north of Franklin Church Road will have single lane closures for a bridge repair project. Estimated completion: September 2023

State Route 603 bridge repairs – State Route 603 at the structure north of Harlan Road will have single lane closures for a bridge repair project. Estimated completion: September 2023

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