Beginning Monday, April 22, drivers can expect some delays at night and on select weekends as the Ohio Department of Transportation starts resurfacing a section of U.S. Route 33.
The $3.1-million project involves resurfacing of Route 33 and the entrance and exit ramps to the highway between state Route 36 and state Route 245 on the west side of Marysville and Watkins Road on the east side of Marysville.
The project is expected to be completed this fall.
According to ODOT, traffic will be maintained in both directions; however, there will be some brief weekend ramp closures.
The weekend closures are expected to take place June 14-17 and July 5-8, beginning at 9 p.m. Friday and ending at 5 a.m. Monday.
For the most part, work is scheduled to take place between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday.
City Public Information Officer Anna Krutowskis said the resurfacing is entirely an ODOT project and there is no cost to the city of Marysville.
"The city is hopeful that with the work hours of this project, there should be minimal traffic delays," she said.
Other construction projects in the area include completing the state Route 4 bridge over U.S. Route 33, a $1.8-million project that is scheduled to be completed May 15; and safety improvements on the ramp from U.S. Route 33 west to state Route 31 north. That $279,405, 30-day project begins May 6.
ODOT has three more projects planned for Union County over the next few months:
* The state Route 245 bridge replacement over Big Darby Creek is a $1.3-million project which began this month and ends in October. One lane of two-way traffic will be maintained with a temporary traffic signal.
* Resurfacing state Route 37 between the Union County line and the Delaware city corporation limit and between state Route 4 in Union County to the Delaware County line starts in August.
One lane of two-way traffic will be maintained with flaggers throughout October. This is a $1.8-million project.
* ODOT also will replace the Route 36 bridge over Treacle Creek. The $612,000 project starts in July and is expected to end in November.
A 75-day closure is expected with this project.