ODOT: 680 northbound opening delayed - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

The highway has been closed for a month

ODOT: 680 northbound opening delayed

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

The month-long detour for thousands of drivers around northbound I-680 in Youngstown will be a few days longer than originally announced.

Brent Kovacs of the Ohio Department of Transportation tells 21 News that the highway is scheduled to re-open Monday afternoon, instead of 5 p.m. Saturday as originally announced.

I-680 northbound between the U.S. Route 62 Hubbard exit and Edwards Street has been closed since July 10 for bridge repairs.

The roadwork is part of a $9.7 million project to repair 12 bridges over four years, along I-680 between SR 711 to just south of US 224.

ODOT plans to eventually close the ramp from 711 southbound to I-680 for approximately 9 months. There's no update on when that closure is slated to begin.

The entire bridge repair plan is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

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