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Highway Construction
Week of April 18, 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 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.

·       Hanthorn Road over Interstate 75 remains closed.
Interstate 75 from Fourth Street to Ohio 81 will be reduced to one lane, both northbound and southbound, one direction at a time, on Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19 for pavement warranty review. The restriction will begin each day at 8 a.m. and conclude by 2 p.m. Work is being performed by ODOT District 1 construction with traffic control by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.
Ohio 696 from Beaverdam 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 Allen County maintenance garage.

Ohio 309 at Baugh Road at the U.S. 30 entrance ramp, Delphos, will be closed on April 20 for three days for culvert repair. Traffic will be detoured onto Lincoln Highway/Fifth Street back to Elida Road (Ohio 309). Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Robb Avenue to Cole Street, Lima, is restricted in the westbound direction for reconstruction of the curb and gutter, upgrade of traffic signals and resurfacing of the roadway. Early in the week, the traffic restriction will switch to the eastbound direction. 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.
 
Defiance County
 
Ohio 15 (Clinton Street) on the bridge over the Maumee River in the city of Defiance may be restricted at times, one direction at a time, through the week for inspection of the bridge abutments and soil boring work. The restriction will occur generally between 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Work is being performed by Pro GeoTech, Cleveland.
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.

Hardin County
 
Ohio 81 at Township Road 165 east of Dunkirk may be restricted at times through the work zone during a drainage repair project. Work will require Township Road 165 to close for one day during the week. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.

Ohio 195 between McGuffey and Ohio 309 may be restricted to one lane through the work zone at times for drainage repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.

Ohio 67 between Kenton and County Road 75 may be restricted to one lane through the work zone at times during drainage repair.  Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.
 
 Paulding County
 
U.S. 24 from the Indiana state line to the Defiance County line will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for maintenance of drainage structures. 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 66 from the Putnam County line to the Defiance County line will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
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 694 between 114 and 115 will be restricted for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Van Wert County
 
U.S. 30, both directions, from Ohio 49 to Dutch John Road 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
 
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. Traffic will be maintained throughout the project. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
·       On Friday, April 15, no parking will be permitted on Ohio 53 within the village of McCutchenville on either side of the street during grinding and paving of the parking areas. Access to local businesses and residences will be maintained. Vehicles parked in the work area will be towed.
 
Berm work will restrict traffic to one lane through the work zone at the following locations for the next two weeks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Wyandot County maintenance garage:
-Ohio 67 south of Upper Sandusky
-Ohio 294 between Ohio 37 and U.S. 23
-Ohio 37 between Marseilles and Forest
-Ohio 103 from Carey to the Hancock County line
 
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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.