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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 August 10, 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 will continue to be restricted through October as pavement repairs, curb and resurfacing work continues. Two lanes of traffic are traveling in the eastbound direction and one lane in the westbound direction. Work is being performed by R.B. Jergens Contractors Inc., Dayton.
 
Defiance County
U.S. 24 from Baltimore Street in Defiance to the Domersville Road exit will be restricted to one lane for the next three weeks for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by Gerken Paving, Columbus.
 
Ohio 18 from the Indiana state line to Hicksville will be restricted to one lane throughout the week for sealing of pavement cracks, traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Work is being performed by the Defiance County ODOT maintenance garage.
Ohio 2/18/49 in the village of Hicksville is restricted for a pavement repair and resurfacing project. Work will take place on Ohio 2 from its junction with Ohio 49 at the south edge of town to the south just outside of the village limits. On Ohio 49 work will occur from inside the village to the Williams County line, and on Ohio 18 from within the village to just outside the village limits. Work is being performed by Brooks Construction, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
 
Hancock County
 
Ohio 12 at the Interstate 75 overpass will be restricted to one lane on August 11 for bridge inspection. Work is being performed by the Hancock County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 235 just south of U.S. 224 will be restricted to one lane on August 11 for bridge inspection. Work is being performed by the Hancock County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 568 west of County Road 236 will be restricted to one lane on August 11 for bridge inspection. Work is being performed by the Hancock County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 613 on the far east side of Van Buren at the railroad crossing will be closed beginning August 5 for one week for a railroad repair. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 18 and Interstate 75. Work is being performed by CSX Railroad.
 
Ohio 15 both eastbound and westbound just north of Lima Avenue, south of Findlay, could have occasional stoppages of traffic on Friday, August 14 to allow electrical lines to be placed across the highway. Traffic will be affected by the work beginning at 9 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday. Message boards will be in place to alert traffic. Work is being performed by American Electric Power, Gahanna.
 
Ohio 12/U.S. 224 in Findlay just west of North Blanchard Street which was closed at the railroad crossing for repair has reopened.
 
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.  Work is currently occurring in the northbound and southbound passing lanes and will continue for the next several weeks. The driving lane has been shifted so that traffic is straddling the rumble strips in both directions. Also as a part of this project the rest areas will close sometime in the coming weeks. 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 will remain restricted through the end of summer for a resurfacing project. Work is being performed by the Shelly Company, Findlay.
 
Ohio 12 from Arcadia to the Seneca County line, Ohio 18 from Fostoria west to the Seneca County line and Ohio 613 from Ohio 235 at McComb to Interstate 75 will be restricted through the work zone for pavement repair and resurfacing which began June 1. This project is almost complete, there will only be occasional lane restrictions to finish up the remaining work. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
Ohio 15 northbound east of the U.S. 68 junction which was a roadside slide repair project is now complete.
 
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 . . .
  • There will be a nightly (7pm-6am) lane closure for northbound Interstate 75 between Van Buren and Cygnet on Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6 for traffic switch prep work. Friday, August 7 the nightly closure will be from 7pm to 1pm Saturday, August 8 to allow northbound traffic to be switched onto the new pavement.
  • Along with the work on the night of August 7 into August 8 there may be intermittent ramp closures at Ohio 18 and Eagleville Road for the northbound on and off ramps. There will be signs and message boards to direct traffic. No two adjacent ramps will be closed at the same time.
  • 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
 
There will be occasional lane restrictions in various locations throughout the county for drainage work. Work is being performed by the Hardin County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 67 north of the village of Roundhead just east of Ohio 235 closed June 15 for approximately three months for a bridge repair project over the Scioto River. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 235, Ohio 309 and U.S. 68 back to Ohio 67. Work is being performed by Eagle Bridge Co., Sidney.
 
Ohio 81 between County Road 159 and Township Road 165 will be closing August 24 for 30 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 68, U.S. 30, Ohio 37 and Ohio 53. Work is being performed by Sand Ridge Excavating, Cloverdale.
 
Paulding County
 
Ohio 637 south of Ohio 613 will be restricted to one lane for pavement repairs. Work is being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 114 west of U.S. 127 will be restricted to one lane for pavement repairs. Work is being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 111 east of U.S. 127 will be restricted to one lane for pavement repairs. Work is being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 613 near the intersection of Ohio 637 will be restricted to one lane for culvert work. Work is being performed by BCC Ohio, New London, Ohio.
 
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 65 northeast of Ottawa will be closed for two weeks for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 109 and Ohio 613. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 12 east of Pandora, just east of Road 4, will be closed for five days beginning on August 17 for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 235, Interstate 75 and Ohio 696 back to Ohio 12. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 114 between Cloverdale and the north corporation limit of Kalida will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for resurfacing beginning August 3. Work is expected to continue until mid-September. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
U.S. 224 between Ohio 634 and Ohio 190 which was originally scheduled to close on August 3 will now close on August 10 for 30 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 634 and Ohio 190 back to U.S. 224. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel, Napoleon.
 
U.S. 224 from just outside the corporation limits of Kalida to Ohio 694 will be restricted to one lane for berm work. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 189 at the east edge of Ottoville closed May 27 for an emergency 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 will be occasional lane restrictions in various locations throughout the county for drainage work. Work is being done by the Van Wert County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Wyandot County
 
Ohio 67 between Ohio 294 and County Highway 64 will be closed beginning on August 18 for approximately 30 days for a culvert replacement and drainage project. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 294, Ohio 37 and Ohio 53. Work is being performed by Mark Haynes Construction, Norwalk.
 
Ohio 67 between Township Highway 31 and County Highway 30 will be closed beginning August 3 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 103 and Ohio 53. Work will be performed by the Wyandot County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
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. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
U.S. 23 interchange with Ohio 199, Upper Sandusky Bridge deck repairs and resurfacing will impact the interchange as follows. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus:
 
·       U.S. 23 northbound entrance ramp from Ohio 199 closed July 20 for approximately three weeks. Traffic is detoured to Ohio 53/67 to U.S. 23 north back to Ohio 199.
·       U.S. 23 southbound exit ramp to Ohio 199 will be closed beginning on August 3 for four days. The ramp will reopen for the weekend and then will be closed again on August 10 for 24 hours. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 53/Ohio 67 to U.S. 23 back to Ohio 199.
 
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