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Highway Construction
Week of November 7, 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 reconstruction from the Auglaize County line to Fourth Street, through Lima and Allen County, is nearing completion. Current impacts to traffic are as follows:

  • Grinding to smooth the pavement continues to occur occasionally but is expected to be completed by the beginning of the week. Traffic both northbound and southbound is affected, generally between the hours of 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Work could occur on Saturday, November 5 as well.
  • Some touch-up pavement striping on I-75, McClain Road, Hanthorn Road and Yoder Road will occur during the week with minimal effect on traffic.
  • Signal work at the Ohio 65 interchange will take place with minimal effect on traffic expected.
  • Posted speed through the work zone will be lowered while work is taking place.
  

Additional Allen County projects:
 
Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound from just north of Ohio 81 to Beaverdam will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.
 
U.S 30 both eastbound and westbound between the Allen County line and Ohio 115 will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair and bridge work. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage and District 1 roadway services department.
 
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 November. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation LLC, Celina.
 
The following impacts are occurring or upcoming:
 
o   Paving is occurring throughout the entire project area and will continue through the week. Traffic during paving is generally maintained in one lane each direction.
o   Following paving, operations to complete the project such as pavement striping will continue to restrict traffic.
o   Motorists should be aware they will encounter many pieces of construction equipment moving into and out of the work zone.
 
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 (Wapak Road) south of Ohio 117 is now open.
  • Widening work on Ohio 117 and final paving are complete. Finish work including intersection lighting will occur in the coming weeks and may require short-term lane closures.
Defiance County
 
Ohio 15 between Township Road 147 and Township Road 143 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for drainage repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Defiance County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 18 between County Road 139 and County Road 140 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for drainage repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Defiance County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 49 on the south edge of the village of Hicksville closed for a storm drainage installation project. The route is expected to reopen before the beginning of the week. Traffic detoured onto U.S. 2, Ohio 18, U.S. 127 and U.S. 24 back to Ohio 49. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel Inc., Napoleon, for the village of Hicksville.
 
Ohio 15 from just south of the city of Defiance to the Putnam County line will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Defiance County maintenance garage.
 
U.S. 24 over Krouse Road is reduced to one lane through the work zone for a slope and shoulder repair project. The project will continue until late fall. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel Construction, Napoleon.
 
U.S. 24 concrete pavement repair project is essentially complete with little impacts to traffic occurring.
 
Hancock County
Ohio 12 resurfacing from Findlay to Arcadia, and from the southwest side of Fostoria to the Seneca County line is complete.
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, for a joint repair and resurfacing project. Work is being performed by Shelly Co., Findlay.

The following traffic impacts will occur during the week:
·        Finish work including pavement striping, guardrail repair, rumble strips and placement of pavement reflectors is occurring and will continue to restrict traffic.
·        Work is expected to occur on Saturday, November 5
·        Traffic restrictions are expected to be removed by the end of the week.

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

There are no projects scheduled during the week which will have a significant impact to traffic.
 
Paulding County
 
Ohio 111 between County Road 115 and County Road 133 will close Monday, November 7 for five days for culvert replacements at two separate locations. Traffic detoured onto U.S. 127, Ohio 114 and Ohio 637 back to Ohio 111. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 66 between Township Road 48 and County Road 60 south of Oakwood will close November 14 for five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 114, Ohio 637 and Ohio 613 back to Ohio 66. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 66 between Township Road 72 and Township Road 82A south of Oakwood will close November 28 for five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 114, Ohio 637 and Ohio 613 back to Ohio 66. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 111/Ohio 637 approximately one mile east of Ohio 637 is now open following a culvert replacement.
 
Safe Routes to School project near Antwerp School is nearing completion with little effect to traffic.
 
U.S. 127 and Ohio 111 resurfacing, handicap ramp installation and sidewalk project is essentially complete with little impact to traffic occurring.
 
U.S. 24 concrete pavement repair project is essentially complete with little impacts to traffic occurring.
 
Putnam County

Ohio 190 at U.S. 30 north of Delphos closed October 24 for two weeks for culvert replacements at two locations. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 189, Ohio 66 and Fifth Street in Delphos back to Ohio 190. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County garage.
 
Ohio 15 and Ohio 634 resurfacing project is essentially complete with little impact to traffic occurring.
 
Van Wert County
 
Crack sealing on the following routes will take place with traffic maintained through the work zone. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage:

-Ohio 66 throughout Van Wert County
-U.S. 127 south of Van Wert
-Ohio 709 throughout 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 mid November. Work is being performed by Helms & Sons Excavating, Findlay.
 
Wyandot County
 
There are no projects scheduled during the week which will have a significant impact on traffic.
 
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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.