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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 28, 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.
 
Defiance County

U.S. 24 between Ohio 15 and Kraus Road, both eastbound and westbound, will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for cleaning of bridge decks. Work is being performed by the Defiance County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Buckskin Road at Ohio 15 will be closed for the week for a culvert replacement. Work is being performed by the  Defiance County ODOT maintenance garage
 
Hancock County
 
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. Occasional lane closures should be expected during both daytime and nighttime hours. Asphalt work is occurring during nighttime hours during the week, generally between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. During daytime hours work on pavement striping will occur generally between 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Work on Main Street from Center Street to Trenton Avenue is expected to begin during the week. 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.
 
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 31 south of Ohio 292 between County Road 190 and County Road 200 closed September 14 for approximately 30 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 292 and Ohio 47 back to Ohio 31. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel, Inc., Napoleon.
 
Ohio 81 between County Road 159 east of Dunkirk and Township Road 165 closed August 31 for approximately 30 days for two culvert replacements. The route is expected to reopen by the beginning of the week. 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 500 from Ohio 49 in Payne to the Indiana state line will undergo pavement repair beginning September 30. The project will close the road according to the following schedule. Work is being performed by Gerken Paving, Napoleon:
·       Beginning September 30, Ohio 500 between Ohio 49 and County Road 21 will close for approximately two weeks. Access to residents will be available from Township Road 39, Township Road 33 and Township Road 21.  All other traffic will be detoured onto County Road 1, Ohio 613 and Ohio 49 back to Ohio 500.
·       Two weeks later, the section of Ohio 500 between Township Road 21 and County Road 1 (Indiana state line) will be closed for two weeks. Access to residents will be available from Township Road 21, County Road 11 and County Road 1. All other traffic will be detoured onto County Road 1, Ohio 613 and Ohio 49 back to Ohio 500.
·       ODOT will coordinate with local landowners regarding access to residents and farm fields during the project.

Ohio 613 in Melrose will be closed September 30 for approximately three days for a culvert replacement. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 637, Ohio 114 and Ohio 66 back to Ohio 613. Work is being performed by all Purpose Contracting.
 
U.S. 24 at U.S. 127 may be restricted through the work zone at times during slope repair. Work is being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Sealing of pavement cracks will restrict traffic to one lane through the work zone during the week at the following locations. Work is being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage:
-Ohio 111 from U.S. 127 to Ohio 637
-Ohio 637 from Ohio 613 to Ohio 114
-Ohio 114 from U.S. 127 to Ohio 66
 
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 12 at the west edge of Columbus Grove will be closed October 7 for approximately five weeks for installation of sanitary sewer. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 65, U.S. 30 and Ohio 115 back to Ohio 12. Work is being performed by Underground Utilities, Inc.
 
Ohio 613 east of West Leipsic will be closed October 13 for approximately four days for culvert replacement at two locations. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 65, U.S. 224 and Ohio 235 back to Ohio 613. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 109 between Ottawa and the Henry County line will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 613 between 109 and 65 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. 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
 
There are no projects scheduled during the week which will have a significant impact on traffic.
 
Wyandot County
 
U.S. 23/30 northbound and southbound at Upper Sandusky is currently unrestricted during a bridge, pavement repair and resurfacing project. Traffic will be affected again during the week as follows:
·       Beginning September 28, U.S. 23/U.S. 30 will be restricted to one lane at the Ohio 53/Ohio 67 overhead bridge during repair of the bridge.
·       Traffic on the bridge on Ohio 53/Ohio 67 will be restricted but maintained with a temporary signal during the work.
·       Beginning Wednesday September 30, U.S.23 both northbound and southbound from south of Ohio 182 to just south of County Road 47 will be restricted to one lane throughout the entire length of the project area until early October.

The project will continue through October. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
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Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
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