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TREMONT, Ohio-- Road closure signs are an all-too familiar sight in the city's Tremont neighborhood.

"Getting around is a little bit hard sometimes with the movies they've been filming and then the work on the Innerbelt Bridge, so I've just been walking a lot," said Jake Cramblit, who lives on West 11th in Tremont.

Abbey Avenue closed Monday morning as construction continues on the Innerbelt Bridge.

Crews are placing a giant crane on the road to lift giant steel beams that will essentially connect the new bridge.

"The final gap is right here in Tremont. So very soon, you will see the steel coming over joining the two ends of the bridge," said Jocelynn Clemmings, with ODOT.

In the meantime, residents are met with road closure and detour signs for the next two weeks.

"I've talked with visitors. They routinely get lost because Google and the other services don't work and reflect the detour signs. Downtown and this area is confusing anyway because of the one ways and when you throw in the detours, it's a little more to add onto it," said Mike Cameron, who was jogging along Abbey.

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ODOT said the suggested detours include using the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, as well as Columbus Road.

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