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State Route 13

Mt. Vernon Road Bridge and Two-Way Traffic Project

Began Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 and is reopened to traffic on November 17, 2017.


**DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
For daily/weekly construction updates, visit our Facebook page: City of Newark Ohio Construction Updates

 

Improvements include:

  • the widening and reconstruction of the bridge over State Route 16
  • conversion of one-way to two-way traffic on Mt. Vernon Road and Hudson Avenue
  • pavement rehabilitation
  • traffic signal upgrades
  • underground utility work (storm sewer, sanitary sewer, waterlines)
     

Construction will occur in 4 different segments and will require multiple closures. (see maps below).
 

SEGMENT 1 - (finished)

  • Tuesday, July 5, 2016 through August 28, 2016
  • Closes Hudson Avenue, between Locust Street and the State Route 16 westbound ramp.
  • Detour routes are West Main Street, State Route 79, and 21st Street.
  • There will also be work on the access road between the State Route 16 westbound ramp and Mt. Vernon Road. One lane of traffic will be maintained on the access road.

SEGMENT 2 - (finished)

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 through December, 2016
  • Mt. Vernon Road (State Route 13) will close between St. Clair Street and State Route 16.
  • The service road between Hudson Avenue and Mt. Vernon Road will close (now reopened).
  • There will be no access to State Route 16 West (access now reopened).
  • Hudson Avenue will open to two-way traffic between Locust Street and St. Clair Street.
  • There will be an all-way stop at the Hudson Avenue and St. Clair Street intersection.

SEGMENT 3 - (finished)

  • January 3, 2017 through March 18, 2017
  • Mt. Vernon Road (SR 13), between the State Route 16 overpass bridge and St. Clair Street, opened to two-way traffic on Friday, December 23, 2016.
  • The bridge over SR16 will continue to remain one-way southbound during this segment.
  • Hudson Avenue will be closed from the SR 16 westbound ramps to St. Clair Street.
  • There will be an all-way stop at the Hudson Avenue and St. Clair Street intersection.

SEGMENT 4 - (Began March 19, 2017)

SEGMENT 4D
Friday, September, 1st, 2017 through November, 2017

Click here for current closure map.

  • The State Route 13/Mount Vernon Road bridge over State Route 16 will open to two-way traffic on Friday, November 17, 2017, after the 3:00 PM ribbon cutting ceremony. 
  • Church Street and the portion of North 3rd Street, between North Park Place and the alley north of Church Street, are also scheduled to open on Friday, November 17, 2017.
  • Beginning Monday, November 20, 2017, the North 3rd Street closure will extend north through the Locust Street intersection.
  • Hudson Avenue will be closed between Locust Street and the State Route 16 westbound ramp.
  • Locust Street and Hudson Avenue are scheduled to open in March, 2018.
  • The portion of North 3rd Street, between Locust Street and the alley north of Church Street, is scheduled to open on May 1, 2018.

STATE ROUTE 13/MT VERNON ROAD BRIDGE RIBBON CUTTING
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 AT 3:00 PM

Mayor Hall Announces State Route 13/Mount Vernon Road Bridge Ribbon Cutting: Friday, November 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM.

Newark Mayor Jeff Hall announced today that there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to reopen the State Route 13/Mount Vernon Road Bridge over State Route 16. The ceremony will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

The plan of the bridge, designed by Jobes Henderson & Associates and DLZ, commenced in 2011. Over an 8 month period, the construction of the $3 million dollar project used over 300,000 pounds of steel, 2 miles of piling and over 2,000 cubic yards of concrete. This bridge is the first 4-span, post-tensioned, concrete slab bridge in Ohio.

"I am pleased to announce the reopening of the Mount Vernon Road Bridge over State Route 16. This is a wonderful addition to our primary gateway into Historic Downtown Newark," said Mayor Hall.

Click here for link to press release.