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Highway Construction
Week of April 25, 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 impacts to traffic are as follows:
·    Traffic on I-75 in the area of Hanthorn Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction during placement of concrete on the bridge deck on Wednesday of the week, weather permitting. The restriction will be in place during daytime hours, generally from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
·    Road over Interstate 75 remains closed.
Hanthorn Road over Interstate 75 remains closed.
·    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. Traffic will remain in this pattern until late summer.
·    The entrance ramp from Ohio 65 to Interstate 75 northbound remains closed. Traffic is detoured north on Ohio 65 to the Fourth Street interchange back to I-75 northbound. The ramp is expected to reopen by the end of May.
Interstate 75 from Bluelick Road to the Hancock County line, both northbound and southbound, will be reduced to one lane through the work zone at various locations for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.
Ohio 309 at Baugh Road at the U.S. 30 entrance ramp, Delphos, is now open following a culvert repair.
 
Ohio 309, Allen and Hardin counties, 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 in the eastbound direction 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. Three lanes of traffic will remain open at all times throughout the duration of the project. Only one lane at a time will be taken out of service. The project will be completed in the fall. Work is being performed by Smith Paving, Norwalk.
 
·       Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Eastown Road to U.S. 30, including the village of Elida, will be restricted beginning early May for widening, curb and gutter installation, drainage improvements and resurfacing. Work will begin initially between East Road and Eastown Road on the south side of the roadway. Traffic during this phase, which will continue through June, will be maintained with one lane eastbound and two lanes westbound. A culvert replacement south of Ridge Road will impact traffic beginning in early May. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation LLC, Celina.
 
·       Ohio 309 (Harding Highway) from Bowman Road to Ohio 235, Ada, will be closed beginning in June for 70 days for culvert replacements at several locations. Work will initially begin within the overlap of Ohio 235/Ohio 309. 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.
 
·       Ohio 309 from County Road 171 just east of Kenton to the Marion County line will be restricted through the work zone for resurfacing beginning in June. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
Defiance County
 
There are no projects scheduled in the coming week which will have a significant impact on traffic.
Hancock County
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. 
 
Ohio 103 between Ohio 698 and Arlington will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.
 
U.S. 30 westbound between New Stark and County Road 183 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone at various locations for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.
 
Hardin County
 
Ohio 309, Allen and Hardin counties, 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 in the eastbound direction 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. Three lanes of traffic will remain open at all times throughout the duration of the project. Only one lane at a time will be taken out of service. The project will be completed in the fall. Work is being performed by Smith Paving, Norwalk.
 
·       Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Eastown Road to U.S. 30, including the village of Elida, will be restricted beginning early May for widening, curb and gutter installation, drainage improvements and resurfacing. Work will begin initially between East Road and Eastown Road on the south side of the roadway. Traffic during this phase, which will continue through June, will be maintained with one lane eastbound and two lanes westbound. A culvert replacement south of Ridge Road will impact traffic beginning in early May. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation LLC, Celina.
 
·       Ohio 309 (Harding Highway) from Bowman Road to Ohio 235, Ada, will be closed beginning in June for 70 days for culvert replacements at several locations. Work will initially begin within the overlap of Ohio 235/Ohio 309. 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.
 
·       Ohio 309 from County Road 171 just east of Kenton to the Marion County line will be restricted through the work zone for resurfacing beginning in June. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
Paulding County
 
Drainage repair at the following locations may restrict traffic at times through the work zone. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage:
 
·       U.S. 127 from Paulding to the Van Wert County line
·       Ohio 49 north of Antwerp
 
U.S. 127 between Paulding and the Defiance County line will be reduced to one lane through the work zone through the week for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Sealing of pavement cracks on overpass bridge structures will take place on the following routes throughout the county through the week. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage:
·       U.S. 127
·       Ohio 49
 
Ohio 49 north of the village of Payne, between Road 94 and Road 96, closed March 21 for 60 days for a bridge replacement project. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 500 and Ohio 111 back to Ohio 49. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel, Napoleon.

Putnam County
 
Ohio 65 north of Ottawa will be closed beginning April 25 for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 109 and Ohio 613 back to Ohio 65. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.
 
Van Wert County
 
U.S. 30 eastbound just west of Van Wert will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 81 west of Ohio 118 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage.
 
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.
 
Wyandot County
 
U.S. 30 westbound ramp to U.S. 23 southbound, Upper Sandusky, may be restricted at times beginning early May for a slope repair project. Work is being performed by Trucco Construction, Delaware.
 
Ohio 103 bridge over U.S. 23/Ohio 15, south of Carey, is restricted to one lane through the work zone for a bridge rehabilitation project. The bridge will close later in the summer for approximately 30 days. Work is being performed by DOT Construction Corp., Canfield.
 
Ohio 293 bridge just south of Wharton is restricted to one lane through the work zone for a bridge rehabilitation project. The bridge will close later in the summer for approximately 30 days. Work is being performed by DOT Construction Corp., Canfield.
 
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. Currently work is only occurring on Ohio 53. Traffic will be maintained throughout the project. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
Berm work will restrict traffic to one lane through the work zone at the following locations. Work is being performed by the ODOT Wyandot County maintenance garage:
 
-Ohio 294 between Ohio 37 and U.S. 23
-Ohio 37 between Marseilles and Forest
 
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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.