Residents who travel on Route 303 through Mantua and Shalersville will have to use alternate routes beginning JUly 10.

That day, the Ohio Department of Transportation will begin replacement of two 303 bridges, including one over Elliman Run, which is just east of the Streetsboro border, and one over Shalersville Ditch, about halfway between Infirmary Road and Route 44, said Streetsboro Mayor Glenn Broska.

According to ODOT, the closures are part of the first phase of a $1.6 million project to replace the bridges and pave Route 303 from the eastern limits of Streetsboro to Route 44.

ODOT District 4 Public Information Officer Brent Kovacs said the project should wrap up by mid-September. Traffic will not be maintained during the bridge work.

Near the end of July, he said another project will start on the east side of the city. Diagonal Road and Frost Road between Page and Elliman will be paved for about $633,639, plus engineering. The city was awarded a $400,000 grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission to help.

During the Route 303 shutdown, Broska said Streetsboro fire and EMS crews will automatically respond to 911 calls along Route 303 that will be isolated from the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department.

During the Diagonal and Frost road paving, Broska said traffic would be able to get through, but there will be lane restrictions and flaggers. Less traffic than usual will be on Diagonal Road due to the closure of Route 303, he added.