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Lake County, Ohio - Engineer




Vrooman Road Bridge





RE: Vrooman Road Traffic Pattern Change

TENTATIVE:  Beginning on or around (tentative) June 17, 2020, the new Vrooman Rd. Bridge over the Grand River may be opened to traffic from SR 84 to Vrooman Rd at I 90 with one way southbound traffic being maintained throughout the remainder of the current construction project.  At this time, the project has an anticipated completion date of September 30, 2020.  The remaining work will be accomplished in two phases.  All northbound traffic will be detoured to SR 84 utilizing a well-marked detour route with signage maintained by the Contractor.

Thank you for your continued patience while this important work is being performed. 



road work ahead 

**UPDATED** Vrooman Road Bridge replacement, Perry and LeRoy Townships

Beginning on Tuesday, August 6, the following traffic impacts will begin for roadway construction: SR 84 at Lane Rd. be restricted to one lane by a temporary traffic signal. River Rd. at SR 84 will be closed permanently. All traffic wishing to use River Rd. will be directed to use Adams Rd. Lane Rd. at Sheppard Rd. will be closed to southbound traffic. The southbound detour will be Sheppard Rd. to SR 84. Northbound traffic on Lane Rd. at Sheppard Rd. will remain open. 

For more information, contact: District 12 Public Information Office at or 216-584-2005.


ODOT has directed the Lake County Engineer to permanently close Vrooman Road AS OF 8PM THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 (between north of Mason's Landing Park and State Route 84).
Access to Mason’s Landing will be maintained over the Vrooman Road Bridge. All through traffic should follow the posted detour of I-90 to SR 44 to SR 84.  The closure is necessary because of safety concerns with the retaining wall on the west side of Vrooman Road south of State Route 84.
We understand that closing this section of Vrooman Road is an inconvenience to many residents and that it will require many to extend their commute time.  However, public safety is and should be of the utmost concern for our office.  And, for that reason, the decision to close the north portion of the road has been made.  Click here to view the Lake County Retaining Wall Report.
ODOT and the Lake County Engineer's Office partnered in 2017 to complete the construction of a new Vrooman Road Bridge over the Grand River.  Since then, project plans have been finalized and environmental permits have been obtained.  At the beginning of February 2018, the project was sent to US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in Washington DC for review.  Once the project receives Federal approval, ODOT will begin advertising to contractors.  The Vrooman Road Bridge project is expected to sell in spring 2018 with construction beginning summer 2018.
When the high level bridge is complete, the section of Vrooman Road that is closed (north of the Mason’s Landing Park entrance and State Route 84) will no longer exist.  The new Vrooman Road will align with Lane Road to the east.  The new bridge is expected to be ready for public use in fall of 2019.