The City of Galion has confirmed that Brandt Road West will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic starting Monday, October 16, due to a significant construction project. This move comes as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to improve road infrastructure and ease traffic congestion in the area.

The stretch of Brandt Road West, extending from State Route 598 to Keller Drive, is set to undergo a comprehensive upgrade. The primary focus of this project will be to widen the roadway, ensuring smoother traffic flow and accommodating the increasing number of vehicles using this route. Additionally, a new left turn lane will be introduced, further enhancing the road’s capacity and safety features.

While the intersection at 598-Brandt will remain operational, there will be some restrictions in place. Motorists traveling on State Route 598 will not be able to make a westward turn onto Brandt Road. Instead, they will need to find alternative routes. For those heading east on Brandt, a detour has been set up via Biddle Road to ensure minimal disruption.

Guests planning to stay at the Sleep Inn hotel during this period should be aware of the changes. The main entrance on Brandt Road will be inaccessible due to the construction. However, an alternative drive located to the north of the hotel will remain open for guests to use.

The first phase of the project will see Brandt Road fully closed until the installation of the stone base. Once this foundational work is completed, the road is slated to reopen during weekends, providing some respite to local residents and businesses. The construction team is working diligently to ensure that the project stays on track. If the weather conditions remain favorable, the entire project is anticipated to wrap up by the end of November.

Local authorities are urging residents and commuters to exercise patience during this period. They recommend planning trips in advance and allowing extra travel time, especially during peak hours. The city is confident that these short-term inconveniences will lead to long-term benefits, with a more efficient and safer roadway for all.

Residents are encouraged to stay updated on the project’s progress and any further traffic advisories by checking local news outlets and the city’s official website.