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Highway Construction
Week of August 8, 2016

The following is work scheduled to occur in the coming week on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. For the latest in statewide construction visit www.ohgo.com.
 
Please contact us at 419-999-6803; rhonda.pees@dot.ohio.gov for information regarding highway construction in the area.
 
Allen County
 
Interstate 75 from the Auglaize County line to Fourth Street, through Lima and Allen County, will have occasional lane closures throughout the year during the final year of the reconstruction of the interstate. Current and upcoming impacts to traffic are as follows:

  • Lane closures are occurring throughout the project both northbound and southbound for work in the median.

  • Traffic on Ohio 65 has been shifted beneath Interstate 75 for completion of the concrete pavement. Traffic shifts and restrictions in this area will continue for the next three weeks.

  • Traffic on I-75 north and south of the Ohio 65 interchange area continues to travel in a contraflow pattern where two southbound lanes and one northbound lane of traffic are traveling on the southbound side of the interstate, and one northbound lane is traveling on the northbound side of the interstate.
    • On Friday, August 5, beginning at approximately 7 p.m. and continuing into Saturday, the barrier wall on I-75 in the northbound direction through the contraflow area will be removed. The right-hand, northbound lane will be closed as well as the northbound entrance and exit ramp at Ohio 65.
      • Exit ramp traffic will be detoured north on Interstate 75 to Fourth Street to Interstate 75 southbound back to Ohio 65.
      • Entrance ramp traffic will be detoured south on Interstate 75 to Breese Road back to Interstate 75 northbound.
    • On Tuesday, August 9, beginning at approximately 7 p.m. and continuing into Saturday, the barrier wall on I-75 in the southbound direction through the contraflow area will be removed. Traffic will be restricted to one lane during the removal. The southbound entrance and exit ramps are not expected to be affected.
 
  • Heavy construction truck traffic will be present throughout the project for the next several weeks, especially in the area of the Ohio 65 interchange and the Yoder Road area, near the Orthopedic Institute of Ohio complex.

  • Milling of the pavement throughout the entire project area in preparation for paving will begin the week of August 8 and will reduce traffic to one lane through the work zone. Paving of the final course of asphalt will begin the week of August 15.
 Additional Allen County projects:
 
Ohio 696 between Beaverdam and the Putnam County line will be restricted with traffic maintained during the week of August 15 for a chip and seal project. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 117 between Bowman Road and the Auglaize County line will be restricted with traffic maintained for a chip and seal project. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 309 will be impacted by several projects throughout the construction season as follows:
 
·       Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Robb Avenue to Cole Street, Lima, is restricted for reconstruction of the curb and gutter, upgrade of traffic signals and resurfacing of the roadway. The continuous turn from eastbound Ohio 309 to Grand Avenue was permanently closed on March 14. Work is being performed by Smith Paving, Norwalk.
o   Drainage, curb replacement, resurfacing and pavement marking work is now complete.
o   Reconstruction of two traffic signals at Rosedale Ave. and Cole St. is ongoing and may result in short-term lane restrictions.
 
·       Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Eastown Road to U.S. 30, including the village of Elida, is restricted for widening, curb and gutter installation, drainage improvements and resurfacing. The project will continue through the fall. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation LLC, Celina.
 
The following impacts are occurring or upcoming. Traffic patterns will change frequently:
 
o   Paving is under way from Elida to U.S. 30, Delphos, and will continue for the next two weeks.
o   Ohio 309 eastbound from Greenlawn Avenue to Eastown Road is maintained with two lanes westbound and one eastbound. The turn lane is maintained as well.
§  Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction at various locations through this area for drainage installation. The restrictions will be in place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Traffic delays should be expected.
§  Traffic patterns will change frequently through this section.
 
·       Ohio 309 (Harding Highway) from Bowman Road, Lima, to Ohio 235, Ada, closed June 6 until mid-August for culvert replacements at several locations. Access to area residences will be maintained. Through traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 235, Ohio 81 and Interstate 75 back to Ohio 309. Work is being performed by R.D. Jones Excavating, Harrod.
o   The entire length of roadway is closed to through traffic. Those not residing within or traveling to a business within the project area will be subject to fines by law enforcement.
o   Major work at all 12 culvert locations has been completed. Finish work and paving is now occurring.
o   The entire route is expected to reopen to traffic by Friday, August 12.

Ohio 65, Ohio 81, Ohio 117 and Ohio 309 pavement repair and resurfacing project will have the following impacts to traffic in the coming weeks. Work is being performed by Shelly Company, Lima:
·       Paving has been completed. Installation of pavement reflectors will take place in the coming weeks with traffic maintained through the work zone on Ohio 65/81 (North St.) between Jameson Avenue and Jackson Street, Ohio 117 (Spencerville Rd./Woodlawn Ave.) between Seriff Road and Elm Street, Ohio 117 between Ohio 309 (Harding Hwy.) and just east of Greely Chapel Road, and Ohio 309 (Jameson Ave.) between Cole Street and North Street. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the week.
 
Ohio 117 and Ohio 501 (Wapak Road) intersection realignment and widening project and construction of left-turn lanes on Ohio 117 began June 30. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton. The following impacts to traffic are occurring or upcoming:
·       Wapak Road at the intersection of Ohio 117 is now open.
·       Ohio 501 south of Ohio 117 closed on Monday, July 25 for approximately 30 days. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 117, Ohio 198 and back to Ohio 501.
 
Defiance County
 
U.S. 24 throughout Defiance and Paulding County is restricted both eastbound and westbound at various locations throughout the corridor during repair of the concrete pavement. The project will require ramp closures at the interchanges. Work will continue through late summer. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
Upcoming closures related to the project are currently scheduled as follows:
·       U.S. 127 over U.S. 24 near Cecil will be closed beginning August 15 for approximately one week for pavement repairs. All ramps at the interchange will remain open. Traffic will be detoured on U.S. 24 westbound, south on Ohio 49, U.S. 24 eastbound and back to U.S. 127. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction.

·       Weekend ramps closures at the following locations will begin Friday, August 19 at 6 p.m. and continue until Monday, August 22 at 6 a.m.:
o   Exit ramp from eastbound U.S. 24 to Ohio 15/18
o   Entrance ramp from Ohio 66 to eastbound U.S. 24
o   Exit ramp from westbound U.S. 24 to Ohio 66
o   Entrance ramp from Ohio 15/18 to westbound U.S. 24
Hancock County
Interstate 75 from just south of Ohio 235 north of Bluffton to just south of the County Road 60 overhead near Rawson is reduced to one lane, both northbound and southbound, until Labor Day for a joint repair and resurfacing project. Currently the right lane in both directions is closed and will be switched to the left lane over the next couple of days. Work is being performed by Shelly Co., Findlay.
 
U.S. 68 from the Hardin County line to the U.S. 30 interchange restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair and resurfacing. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Mansfield.
 
U.S. 30 ramps at U.S. 68 and Ohio 37 in Hancock County, and County Road 330 in Wyandot County will be closed for pavement repairs and resurfacing. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Mansfield. The ramps will be closed according to the following schedule:
·       At the U.S. 68 interchange, the following ramps closed August 4 for seven days:
o   Entrance ramp to westbound U.S. 30 from U.S. 68
§  Traffic will be detoured onto 81 to Ohio 235 back to U.S. 30
o   Exit ramp from eastbound U.S. 30 to U.S. 68
§  Traffic will be detoured 30 east to 37 to 20 west back to 68.
·       At the U.S. 68 interchange, the following ramps will close August 11 for seven days:
o   Entrance ramp to eastbound U.S. 30 to U.S. 68
o   Exit ramp from westbound U.S. 30 to U.S. 68
·       All ramps at the Ohio 37 interchange with U.S. 30 will close August 18 for seven days.
·       All ramps at the County Road 330 interchange will close August 25 for seven days.
 
Ohio 613 between Township Road 136 and County Road 139, west of Van Buren, is now open following a culvert replacement.
 
Interstate 75 between Perrysburg and County Road 99 north of Findlay will have the following restrictions through the fall during reconstruction and widening:
 
·       Through November, overnight lane restrictions, generally from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., are possible on I-75 between the I-75/I-475 interchange in Perrysburg and County Road 99 in Hancock County. Through December, 11-foot lane width restrictions are in place on I-75 between U.S. 20 in Perrysburg and County Road 99 in Hancock County. 

·       Through December, Township Road 101 in Hancock County, between County Road 220 and Township Road 142, is closed for bridge work over I-75. 
 
Hardin County

The following roads will be restricted with traffic maintained for a joint seal project. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.
·       Ohio 53 from Township Road 114 to Township Road 28.
·       Ohio 67 from the city limits of Kenton to the Wyandot County line.
·       Ohio 235 from County road 92 to the Auglaize County line.
·       Ohio 273 from the Logan County line to the city limits of Mount Victory.
·       Ohio 309 from County Road 0 to County Road 145.
·       Ohio 701 from Ohio 68 to the intersection with Ohio 309.
 
Ohio 309 (Harding Highway) from Bowman Road, Lima, to Ohio 235, Ada, closed June 6 for approximately 70 days for culvert replacements at several locations. Access to area residences will be maintained. Through traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 235, Ohio 81 and Interstate 75 back to Ohio 309. Work is being performed by R.D. Jones Excavating, Harrod.
·       The entire length of roadway is closed to through traffic. Those not residing within or traveling to a business within the project area will be subject to fines by law enforcement.
·       Major work at all 12 culvert locations has been completed. Finish work and paving is now occurring.
·       The entire route is expected to reopen to traffic by Friday, August 12.

Paulding County

U.S. 24 throughout Defiance and Paulding County is restricted both eastbound and westbound at various locations throughout the corridor during repair of the concrete pavement. The project will require ramp closures at the interchanges. Work will continue through late summer. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
Upcoming closures related to the project are currently scheduled as follows:
·       U.S. 127 over U.S. 24 near Cecil will be closed beginning August 15 for approximately one week for pavement repairs. All ramps at the interchange will remain open. Traffic will be detoured on U.S. 24 westbound, south on Ohio 49, U.S. 24 eastbound and back to U.S. 127. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction.

·       Weekend ramps closures at the following locations will begin Friday, August 19 at 6 p.m. and continue until Monday, August 22 at 6 a.m.:
o   Exit ramp from eastbound U.S. 24 to Ohio 15/18
o   Entrance ramp from Ohio 66 to eastbound U.S. 24
o   Exit ramp from westbound U.S. 24 to Ohio 66
o   Entrance ramp from Ohio 15/18 to westbound U.S. 24
Ohio 637 between Road 138 and Road 146 is now open after a culvert replacement.
 
Ohio 111 between Road 21 and the Indiana line will be closed on August 8 for approximately one day for a roadway repair. Traffic will be detoured onto County Road 1, Ohio 613, Ohio 49 and back to Ohio 111. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 114 between Road 79 and Road 95 will be closed on August 9 for approximately one day for a roadway repair. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 49, Ohio 500, Ohio 613, U.S. 127 and back to Ohio 114. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 637 is now open following a culvert replacement
 
Putnam County
 
Ohio 189 between Road 20-S and Road 20 will be closed beginning August 15 for approximately 5 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 190, U.S. 224, Ohio 115 and back to Ohio 189. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 696 between Ohio 12 and the Allen County line will be restricted with traffic maintained for a drainage repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 109 between Road E and Ohio 613, east of Miller City, is now open as of August 1 after a railroad repair.
 
Ohio 65 between East Broadway Street and Turner Street, West Leipsic, closed on August 1 for approximately five days for a railroad repair. Traffic is being detoured onto Ohio 613, Ohio 109, Ohio 18 and back to Ohio 65. Work is being performed by Roadsafe Traffic.
 
Ohio 65 from Columbus Grove to Leipsic, excluding the village of Ottawa, is restricted to one lane through the work zone for a resurfacing project. The section from the village of Leipsic to the village of Ottawa is essentially complete. Paving of the section from the village of Ottawa to the village of Columbus Grove is under way. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
Ohio 12 through the village of Columbus Grove will be resurfaced beginning in the next few weeks at which time traffic will be restricted to one lane through the work zone. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
Van Wert County
 
U.S. 127 (Washington Street) between Fox Road and Ervin Road in the city of Van Wert closed April 11 for reconstruction and widening of the road. Access to local businesses is maintained. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 81, Ohio 118, Ervin Road/Van Wert-Decatur Road, U.S. 224 and U.S. 30 back to U.S. 127. The closure will remain in place until fall. Work is being performed by Helms & Sons Excavating, Findlay.
·       The U.S. 127 (Washington St.) and Ervin Road intersection closed July 5 for approximately six weeks for reconstruction. Access to businesses and residences is available via Fox Road. The U.S. 127 and Ervin Road intersection is expected to re-open by Friday, August 12.
 
U.S. 224 along the ramp from eastbound U.S. 30 to westbound U.S. 224 closed on July 25 for approximately 30 days for a slide repair project. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 30 east to the U.S. 127 interchange. Exit north on U.S. 127 to the U.S. 30 westbound entrance ramp and follow back to U.S. 224. Work is being performed by Jutte Excavating, Fort Recovery.
 
Wyandot County
 
Ohio 293 bridge repair just south of Wharton has been completed.
 
Ohio 103 bridge over U.S. 23/Ohio 15, south of Carey, is occasionally restricted to one lane for bridge repair work. Work is being performed by DOT Construction Corp., Canfield.
Ohio 53 from County Road 95 to County Road 110 will be restricted with traffic maintained during the week for a pavement repair project. Work is being performed by the ODOT Wyandot County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 231 from County Road 330 to County Road 30 will be restricted with traffic maintained during the week for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Wyandot County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 37 between County Road 96 and Ohio 67 closed on August 1 for approximately 30 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 67, Ohio 294 and back to Ohio 37. Work is being performed by Stevens Engineers & Constructors, Inc.
 
Ohio 53 from U.S. 23 to the Seneca County line, Ohio 67 from Ohio 53 to Township Highway 121, and Ohio 587 from Ohio 53 to the Seneca County line is reduced to one lane through the work zone for a pavement repair and resurfacing project. The project is nearing completion and is having minimal effect on traffic. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
U.S. 30 both eastbound and westbound just west of County Road 128 is restricted to one lane through the work zone until late August during a culvert replacement project. Posted speed through the zone varies when workers are present.
·       County Road 128 both on the north and south side of U.S. 30 closed June 27 until late August.
 
U.S. 23 southbound at the U.S. 30 interchange, Upper Sandusky, may have occasional shoulder closures through the summer during a slope repair project. Work is being performed by Trucco Construction, Delaware.
 
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For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us
 
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset--the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
 
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.