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The following is a weekly report concerning construction and maintenance work 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. This report is issued each week beginning in April and continues through November.
For the latest in statewide construction visit www.ohgo.com. Please contact us at 419-999-6803 with any information needs.
 
Construction and Maintenance Projects
Week of September 14, 2015

Allen County
 
Interstate 75 Reconstruction project For the most recent information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction project through Lima and Allen County please visit www.odotlima75.org.
 
Ohio 81 between Sugar Street and Neubrecht Road is restricted occasionally while finish work continues on a pavement repair, curb and resurfacing project. Work is expected to be complete within the next two weeks. Work is being performed by R.B. Jergens Contractors Inc., Dayton.
 
Defiance County

There are no projects scheduled during the week which will have a significant effect on traffic.
 
Hancock County
 
Interstate 75 traffic both northbound southbound between Sandusky Street and the U.S. 68/Ohio 15 interchange will be slowed and potentially stopped for brief periods on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19 while power transmission lines are installed over the lanes of traffic. The operation is expected to begin at 9 p.m. on that Friday and be completed by 7 a.m. the following day. Message boards will communicate the work to travelers. Law enforcement officers will aid in traffic control. Work is being performed by AEP.
 
 
U.S. 30 eastbound from Ohio 235 to the Wyandot County line will be reduced to one lane through the work zone Wednesday through Friday of the week for placement of a seal over the pavement. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Work is being performed by the Hancock County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 235 between Township Road 28 and Township Road 29 will be restricted to one lane at times during the week for bridge repair work. Work is being performed by BCC Ohio, New London.
 
U.S. 224 from Trenton Avenue in Findlay to County Road 212 east of Findlay including Main Street will be restricted through the fall for a resurfacing project. Work is currently occurring on the east end of the project moving west. Work is occurring during nighttime hours during the week, generally between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. Paving operations will occur during daytime hours on Saturday, September 12 and will affect both eastbound and westbound traffic. On Sunday paving operations will occur during nighttime hours and will affect both eastbound and westbound traffic. The installation of handicap ramps is complete throughout the project. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
Interstate 75 northbound and southbound south of Findlay, from three miles south of the rest areas to the Interstate 75/Ohio 15 interchange is restricted to one lane in each direction for a joint repair and resurfacing project. The northbound and southbound driving lanes are currently closed while traffic is traveling in the passing lanes. Work at the rest area ramps will occur in the coming weeks and may result in short-term access restrictions to the rest areas. Work will continue through late fall. Work is being performed by Shelly Company, Findlay.
 
Ohio 15 from the Findlay airport to Ohio 37 eastbound and westbound is complete with some minor finish work remaining.
 
Interstate 75 in Wood and Hancock counties: Through 2016, southbound I-75 is reduced to two lanes from US 20 to I-475 in Perrysburg. Through November, from 8pm until 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75 between the I-75/I-475 interchange in Perrysburg to CR 99 in Hancock County. Through 2016, 11-foot lane width restrictions are in place on I-75 between US 20 in Perrysburg to CR 99 in Hancock County.  Project complete: October 2017. All work is weather permitting.
Special events . . .
  • Effective Monday, April 27, through December, Township Road 101 in Hancock County, between CR 220 and TR 142, will be closed for bridge work on I-75.
 
Hardin County
 
Ohio 309 just west of Kenton will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair at the railroad bridge. Work is being performed by the Hardin County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 31 south of Ohio 292 between County Road 190 and County Road 200 will be closed beginning September 14 for approximately 30 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 292 and Ohio 47 back to Ohio 31. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel, Inc., Napoleon.
 
Ohio 309 between Township Road 245 and County Road 18 at the Marion County line will be closed beginning September 17 for one day for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 67 and Ohio 37 back to Ohio 309. Work is being performed by the Hardin County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 81 between County Road 159 east of Dunkirk and Township Road 165 closed August 31 for approximately 30 days for two culvert replacements. Traffic is detoured onto U.S. 68, U.S. 30, Ohio 37 and Ohio 53 back to Ohio 81. Work is being performed by Sand Ridge Excavating, Cloverdale.
 
Paulding County
 
Ohio 49 south of Payne will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for berm work. Work is being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
U.S. 24 at the U.S. 127 interchange may be reduced to one lane through the work zone at times for slope work along the roadside. Work is being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
U.S. 127 between Garfield Avenue and Jackson Street in the village of Paulding closed April 13 for approximately eight months for a sewer separation project. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 111, Ohio 637 and Ohio 114 back onto U.S. 127. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation, Celina.
 
Putnam County
 
Ohio 109 just north of Ohio 613, north of West Leipsic, is now open following a culvert repair.
 
U.S. 224 between Ohio 634 and Ohio 190 is now open following a culvert replacement.
 
U.S. 224 in Glandorf closed August 31 for approximately three days for a culvert replacement. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 694, Ohio 115 and Ohio 15 back to U.S. 224. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 189 at the east edge of Ottoville closed May 27 for an unplanned culvert repair. The road is closed for an indefinite amount of time. Traffic is being detoured onto Ohio 190, Ohio 634 and U.S. 224 back to Ohio 189.
 
Van Wert County
 
Ohio 116 at the south end of Venedocia is now open following three culvert replacements.
 
Ohio 49 south of U.S. 224 is now open following a culvert replacement.
 
Wyandot County
 
Ohio 67 north of Upper Sandusky will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for berm work. Work is being performed by the Wyandot County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 53 north of Upper Sandusky will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for berm work. Work is being performed by the Wyandot County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 67 between Ohio 294 and County Highway 64 closed August 18 for approximately 30 days for a culvert replacement and drainage project. The route is expected to reopen by the beginning of the week. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 294, Ohio 37 and Ohio 53 back to Ohio 67. Work is being performed by Mark Haynes Construction, Norwalk.
 
U.S. 23/30 northbound and southbound at Upper Sandusky is currently reduced to one lane through the work zone for bridge and pavement repair and resurfacing. On U.S. 23 the zone extends from south of Ohio 182 to just south of County Road 47, and on U.S. 30 from the U.S. 23 split to Township Highway 103. The project will continue through October. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
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