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The following is the 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 May 5, 2014

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

U.S. 30/Ohio 309
near Delphos may be restricted to one lane at times through the work zone for culvert work. Work is expected to be completed later in the month. Work is being performed by Platinum Painting, Boardman.
Defiance County
 
Ohio 2 from just north of Hicksville to just north of Buckskin Road will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the Defiance County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Hancock County
 
U.S. 224 interchange at Interstate 75 reconstruction, Findlay
 
The U.S. 224 interchange with Interstate 75, Findlay, is currently being reconstructed. The project began in February and is expected to be completed late this fall. Work is being performed by Miller Brothers Construction, Archbold.
 
The following traffic impacts related to the reconstruction will occur in the upcoming week:
 
Interstate 75
 
-Both the northbound and southbound lanes are narrowed and shifted approaching the U.S. 224 interchange. Lane restrictions are occurring on occasion in the southbound direction between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. mostly during the week but on some weekends as well.
 
-Placement of the beams for the new bridge structure over Interstate 75 which was scheduled to take place during the week of May 5 has been delayed until late May.
 
U.S. 224
 
-Traffic on the bridge over Interstate 75, Findlay, is traveling on the north half of the bridge, one lane in each direction with no turn lanes. All ramps at the interchange are currently open.
 
-Motorists are cautioned to watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting at various locations throughout the work zone on U.S. 224 and along the interchange ramps.
 
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U.S. 224 on the east side of Findlay between Plaza Road (Best Buy) and County Road 236 is occasionally restricted to one lane through the work zone during a traffic signal upgrade project. Intersections are currently being switched over to the new signal equipment, which should be completed by mid week. Work is being performed by Perram Electric, Wadsworth.
 
Ohio 235 from County Road 304 (old U.S. 30) approximately three miles north of Ada to County Road 313 (old 25) just north of Interstate 75 closed April 21 for approximately three weeks for grinding and paving of the roadway. Traffic detoured to U.S. 30 and Ohio 696 and Interstate 75 back to Ohio 235. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
Ohio 568 between Lye Creek just west of the Hancock County fairgrounds to County Road 180 will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair in preparation for resurfacing. Work is being performed by Shelly Co., Findlay.
 
Ohio 330 from Ohio 15 to Vanlue High School will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair and resurfacing. Work is being performed by Shelly Co., Findlay.
 
Ohio 15 between U.S. 23 in Carey to Ohio 37 in Findlay is restricted to one lane through the work zone both during daytime and nighttime hours. Paving operations are taking place during the day while removal of deteriorated pavement is occurring at night. Work is occurring in both the eastbound and westbound direction. Work is being performed by Kokosing, Fredericksburg.
 
Hardin County
 
Ohio 309 just west of Kenton restricted to one lane through the zone for bridge maintenance. Work is being performed by Cosmos Industrial Services.
 
Ohio 309 from the Kenton corporation limit to the Marion County line will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement sealing. Work is being performed by the Hardin County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 701 closure between County Road 65 and County Road 75 was delayed due to weather and will now close May 5 for the week for a culvert and catch basin replacement project. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 309 and U.S. 68 back to Ohio 701. Work is being performed by the Hardin County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 31 from the Kenton corporation limit to Union County will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement patching. Work is being performed by the Hardin County ODOT maintenance garage.
                                                                                                                                       
Paulding County
 
Berm work will take place on the following routes throughout Paulding County with traffic maintained but restricted:
 
-U.S. 24, both eastbound and westbound
-Ohio 114
-Ohio 613
-Ohio 66
-Ohio 637
 
U.S. 127 south of Paulding will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Putnam County
 
U.S. 224 between Ottawa and the Hancock County line will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 108 in the village of Miller City is now open following a railroad crossing repair.
 
Van Wert County
 
There are no projects scheduled during the week which will have a significant impact on traffic.
 
Wyandot County
 
U.S. 23 from just south of Ohio 182 (10 mile marker) to just north of U.S. 30 (16 mile marker) will be restricted on Wednesday of the week weather permitting for guardrail repair and bridge deck patching. Work is being performed by the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 bridge and guardrail departments.
 
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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