Major Construction on Rt 2 to C.P/G.L.

Sunday, March 13, 2005 11:18 AM
This just in from the Ohio Department of Transportation. Check out the website @ http://www.dot.state.oh.us or http://www.buckeyetraffic.org

There will be major restrictions on the Edison Bridge (aka Sandusky Bay Bridge) on Rt. 2.

I guess I will be paying my tolls on the turnpike this summer.

Just a heads up to all you coaster freaks.

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Sunday, March 13, 2005 11:38 AM
I can't think of time where there wasnt ever some kinda of construction I've ran into going down to the Point, I normally have to deal with long strectch on the I-90 that seems will never get finished. Hopefully Rt 2 keeps open with at least traffic still flowing through, which is says on the site for now. It would put a little damper on things if they totally close it off. Taking Rt2 is the only way I know how to get to the park. I guess I'll have to make some back up plans.
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Sunday, March 13, 2005 1:46 PM
Oh, thanks for pointing that out. It's a good thing that I use I-90 West to Rt 250 north to CP, not Rt 2. So I suggest everyone to use Rt 250 to CP if you guys want to miss traffic. I had no problem getting there. However I'm not sure about others that are coming from west.
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Sunday, March 13, 2005 6:57 PM
Use 250 to avoid traffic? That is curious advice! ;)

SFDLdan, the Edison Bridge is farther west than CP, so if you're coming from Buffalo, it won't affect you. I always take 90 to 2 to Rye Beach Road from Rochester. I agree that there is always that long stretch on 90 right after you get into Ohio that has been one lane for two seasons now! :)

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Sunday, March 13, 2005 9:48 PM
Woo wee, that's good to know I thought that the RT2 that pops up on my directions to the park was the same spot that this was happening, thanks for clearing that up for me. I swear it seems to me that the construction on the I-90, has been going on since like 96, in 1996, my family had our first trip to CP, and I could swore I remember allot of construction going on then. I could be very very wrong though granted I was only 11 and now im going on 20.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 12:06 AM
Lol, I meant that if the construction will cause the traffic jam, then you could use Rt 250 as a backup route.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 7:15 AM
Or you could come in route 4 and blow right by all the 250 & 6 traffic until just be fore the causeway.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 4:34 PM
Living in Michigan, road construction is a way of life. The I-280 bridge should be done by this fall. It's scary riding under the big pillars. Route 2 scared me ever since I heard about that accident. The turnpike only adds about 5-10 minutes anyway and highways are safer to travel than a two lane road.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 4:42 PM
I'm so glad I live south of CP. It's all rural from Columbus to Sandusky, and seeing no cars for miles and miles is not rare.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 4:54 PM
Me too, Den. The last road I take is four north after the loop around Columbus.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 5:21 PM
From Columbus, I take U.S. Route 23 to Route 98, then catch Route 4 in Bucyrus. The town of Bucyrus is really the only slowdown in that route.

Cedar Point recommends taking Interstate 71 to Route 250. Not only does that route take longer, it's also a huge pain, because 250 turns onto different roads about a dozen times, so you really have to watch the signs. Also, it's hillier - less opportunity to pass. Routes 98 and 4 are flat as pancakes.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 12:45 AM
why not take 23 all the way to 4 instead of getting off on 98. i mean it is faster because you can go 65 all the way to 4.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 10:00 AM
Yes, but on 98, you can go 85! No cops! ;) ;)
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 10:25 AM
Winter and Construction, Ohio's two seasons.
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Saturday, March 19, 2005 2:26 PM
Gomez..bad news..that I-280 construction just inside the Ohio/Michigan border is not supposed to be completed until sometime in 2006. May I suggest that you look at the Ohio DOT websites frequently. It was not uncommon last summer for the Rte 2 exit to N I-280 to be closed or for I-280 to be closed between the turnpike and I-75. Most of my trips last year I got on the turn pike around Bowling Green.

I should have specified that it will only effect those of us who use Rte 2 heading east into Sandusky.

Just look at the site...it may be more useful than you think. At least Ohio's construction update is much more informative than Michigan's.

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Thursday, March 24, 2005 8:39 PM
MotorCityCoasterFan- I usually take route 2 or the turnpike to CP. How much time does it add having to pick up the turnpike around Bowling Green? Also is the exit for the turnpike around BG well marked? I would hate to drive past it.
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Thursday, March 24, 2005 10:06 PM
There is no turnpike near BG. That would be one heck of an off ramp!
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Monday, March 28, 2005 10:05 AM
Tambo...there is an entrance for the Turnpike off of I-75 between Toledo and Bowling Green. For argument sake I will say that its much closer to Toledo. I want to say it maybe 10 to 12 minutes south of downtown Toledo. It does not add any time to the ride. It typically took me 1hr 50min from 1-275 dn M-14 to get to Sandusky using Rte 2. It took me 1hr 30min to 1hr 35min using the turnpike.
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Monday, March 28, 2005 11:48 AM
^ That's because people are travelling 10-20 MPH faster thant the speed limit on the turnpike, weaving in and out of traffic.

Frankly, I'd rather deal with the Edison Bridge construction on Rt 2 except word is they are closing 280 sometime in mid to the end of May and it will remain closed until the bridge over the river is completed in 2006. I'm sure there are other routes that will take one to Rt 2.

I also read they will be doing "barrier wall painting" on 75 between the Michigan border and 280 with lane closures.

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