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Ohio Construction Work Could Affect Holiday Travel

The Ohio Department of Transportation says some construction work will be suspended over the Thanksgiving holiday, but drivers may still come across many work zone restrictions. Among the construction areas is a widening project along Interstate 71 in parts of Delaware and Morrow counties. Transportation officials say they opened a third lane in the area to ease southbound congestion during the holidays for drivers from Cleveland to Columbus. Motorists can expect delays near a bridge project in northeast Ohio. Drivers traveling along Interstate 90 near Avon will be restricted to two narrowed lanes of traffic in each direction and are encouraged to find alternate routes. The transportation department also is urging motorists to drive sober and avoid distractions during one of the busiest holiday travel periods of the year.