The thousands of drivers that travel Interstate 680 every day will need to find a new route for the next month. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation has closed all northbound lanes for construction. 

I-680 northbound between the U.S. Route 62 Hubbard exit and Edwards Street is closed through early August for bridge repairs.

That stretch of highway crosses Market Street, running from Hubbard Exit 6 to the Mahoning/Glenwood Avenue Exit 5.

According to ODOT, the recommended detour will be around the north side of downtown Youngstown, I-680 to US 62 to US 422 to State Route 193 to I-680.

The closure does not include southbound I-680.

Driver Elsa Munoz only learned of the closure when she tried to take a friend to run errands for her upcoming wedding, "It's been a pain in the butt because we travel a lot back and forth to do business so it's going to be kind of hectic."

The $9.7 million project will make repairs to 12 bridges over four years, along I-680 between SR 711 to just south of US 224.

Brent Kovacs the Public Information Officer with the Ohio Department of Transportation - Dist. 4 says, "This is the only closure of mainline 680.  Everything else on 680 will be done under lane restrictions.  There will be some ramp closures as part of this project though."

10 bridges from State Route 7/11 all the way to just south of US Route 224 will receive miscellaneous repairs, while the deck on a bridge over Cherry Hill Road will be replaced, and a bridge over an embankment will be removed. 

In addition to the 28-day closure of I-680, the bridge repair plan will also eventually close the ramp from 7-11 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. 

A map of the proposed detour has been posted to the Ohio Department of Transportation's Facebook page:  www.ohgo.com/mah