ODOT District 1 is proposing to reconstruct and widen Interstate 75 in Hancock County from the area south of Harrison Street/County Road 144, which is just south of the Ohio 15/U.S. Route 68 interchange, to the County Road 99 interchange in Findlay. The purpose of the project, which is HAN IR 75-14.39, PID 87005, is to improve the safety and efficiency of the corridor and increase its capacity.
The proposed project will add one travel lane in both the northbound and southbound direction along I-75 within the project area. The interchanges at U.S. 68/SR 15 and Lima Avenue will also be reconstructed as part of the project.
The construction contract for the project HAN IR 75-14.39, PID 87005 is scheduled to be awarded to a contractor in late 2016. The actual construction is expected to start in the spring of 2017. A related project, HAN US 224-11.81, PID 84557 which will replace the bridge on US 224 over the interstate and modify the interchange, was awarded in December 2013 and started construction in early 2014.
Links to various documents are below.
Questions concerning the project may be directed to:
Eric Scheckelhoff, Project Manager HAN IR 75-14.39, PID 87005
Ohio Department of Transportation District 1
1885 North McCullough Street, Lima, OH 45801
Phone: (419) 999-6879 ; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lima Avenue Roundabouts
The proposed project will have roundabouts at the Lima Avenue interchange.
The website of the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has some general information and information on the benefits of roundabouts, as well as how to drive in roundabouts. The website of the Virginia Department of Transportation has information about roundabouts including videos, roundabout facts, general information about roundabouts and information on how to drive roundabouts. The Washington State Department of Transportation also has a page on driving roundabouts. Additional information about roundabouts is available in the references at the bottom of the Traffic Studies page of ODOT District 1 as well as the Roundabout page of ODOT District 10.