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      Major construction set to begin along I-475/US 23 in Sylvania

      <font size="2">The summer construction season is kicking into high gear and drivers will be feeling the effects within days.</font>

      The summer construction season is kicking into high gear and drivers will be feeling the effects within days.

      The Ohio Department of Transportation will begin the Interstate 475/US 23 interchange upgrade project in Sylvania on Monday.

      The project will correct the traffic weave from westbound I-475 to southbound I-475/US 23 by building a separate ramp with access to Central Avenue. Currently, drivers entering US 23 southbound from I-475 west must cross two lanes of traffic within a few hundred feet before exiting at Central Ave.

      The $14 million project is being done to improve safety.

      Beginning Monday, June 16, drivers will face overnight lane restrictions from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Shoulder lane restrictions will run along I-475/US 23 from Central Avenue to N. Holland-Sylvania Road.

      Capacity improvements will also be made following completion of the safety improvements.

      The entire project is expected to be complete in December 2015.

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