Portland Way South in Galion reopened to local traffic only at the end of the day on May 4—nearly two months ahead of schedule, according to city officials.
Buckeye Excavating & Construction, the project contractor, has completed the reconstruction and paving of 0.8 miles on Portland Way South, from Grove Avenue to the city limits.
The state detour remains in effect for truck traffic. The entrances to Boyd Boulevard and Wedgewood Circle will be closed until the concrete cures.
On Monday, May 9, the barricades will go back up and the project area will close to traffic so that the crew can perform clean-up work, striping and grass seeding. The road will be open to local traffic during the evening hours.
By Friday, May 13, the project will be fully completed and Portland Way South will reopen to all traffic.
Project Engineer Lyn Makeever credited good weather and the efforts of the contractors for why the road reopened this soon.
“They really stepped it up this spring and did an excellent job of keeping the work moving,” he said.
The contractor had until June 30 to complete the project. Construction began in fall of 2015 and the remaining work resumed in March of 2016.
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