Barrier on Interstate 90 Coming Down

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LAKE COUNTY, Ohio -- This weekend, Ohio Department of Transportation crews will begin removing a concrete wall on I-90 eastbound near Vrooman Road in Lake County.

It's the same stretch of highway where there was a 28-vehicle pile-up on a snowy Christmas Eve day.

Luckily, no one was killed.

"It gets pretty dangerous. There's been a lot of accidents," said driver Tom Clearly.

Three days later, there was another big crash. It didn't include as many cars, but for those involved, it was just as frightening.

After the recent wrecks, ODOT placed orange barrels with flashing lights in the area to help keep drivers on the road.

For the next week, the road will get narrower. One lane will be closed at times while they take the barrier down.

"But on the other side where there is no concrete barrier, it's a soft berm and I think that where the accidents come," Clearly said.

Construction on this stretch of highway has been ongoing since spring of 2012, according to ODOT.

An ODOT spokeswoman said it is expected to be completed in the fall.

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