The westbound lanes of I-277 are open to traffic, following a month long closure for resurfacing and other work between I-77 and the Kenmore Leg.
"It went really well," said Ohio Department of Transportation Spokesman Justin Chesnic. "They got in there, milled off the surface, made the pavement repairs and got the new asphalt down."
The eastbound lanes were closed for a month earlier this year. Chesnic says closing down all lanes instead of single lane or intermittent closures reduced the amount of time to complete both sides of the highway from about two years to just two months.
ODOT officials said by completely closing I-277 during construction, there were "zero work zone injuries."
There is, however, still more work to be completed.
"There are some bridges we're still working on throughout the area," said Chesnic.
Also, the southbound portion of the Kenmore Leg will be closed for a week sometime in August. ODOT hasn't determined the exact timeframe.