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Contact: ODOT District 1’s public information office
(419) 999-6803; D01.PIO@dot.ohio.gov
 
Highway Construction
Week of August 14, 2017
 
The following is work scheduled to occur 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. The schedule of work is dependent upon weather conditions and, unless otherwise noted, work will take place during daytime hours.
For the latest in statewide construction visit www.ohgo.com.
 
Please contact us at 419-999-6803; D01.PIO@dot.ohio.gov for information regarding highway construction in the area.
 
ALLEN COUNTY
 
State Route 696 from just east of Swaney Road to just north of the village of Beaverdam will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair and resurfacing. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
The following roads will be closed as part of culvert replacement projects along state Route 309. The closures at each location are expected to be in place for approximately two days. Closure dates and length are approximate and are weather dependent. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage:
·        Monday, August 14 - Napoleon Road on the south side of state Route 309 will be closed
·        Wednesday, August 16 – Pevee Road on the north side of state Route 309 will be closed
 
State Route 117 just east of Thayer Road closed August 5 for approximately seven days for pipeline casing removal. Traffic detoured to Interstate 75, state Route 65 and state Route 67 back to state Route 117. Work is being performed by Bolin Inc., Casey, Ill.
 
State Route 117 in the village of Spencerville closed July 5 for approximately 60 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto state Route 66, state Route 197 and state Route 198 back to state Route 117. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation, Celina.
 
Interstate 75, and also Bentley Road and Napoleon Road will be affected during bridge deck replacements on Napoleon Road over Interstate 75, Beaverdam, and Bentley Road over Interstate 75, Bluffton. Work is being performed by Eagle Bridge, Sidney. The following are current impacts related to the project:
 
 
Napoleon Road
  • Napoleon Road bridge over I-75 closed May 22 and will remain closed until late fall.
    • Traffic detoured onto Sugar Creek Road, Swaney Road and Lincoln Highway (state Route 696) back to Napoleon Road.
  • The northbound exit ramp from Interstate 75 to Napoleon Road closed May 30 until late fall.
    • Traffic detoured north on Interstate 75, east on Lincoln Highway (state Route 696), south on Swaney Road and west on Sugar Creek Road back to Napoleon Road; or west onto Lincoln Highway (state Route 696) back to S. West Street in Beaverdam.
  • The entrance ramp to Interstate 75 southbound from Napoleon Road will remain open
  • Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 75 wishing to access state Route 696 are advised to do so via exit 135 (state Route 696/U.S. 30) at Beaverdam. No access to state Route 696 from Interstate 75 northbound at the Napoleon Road exit will be available.
 
Bentley Road (exit 140)
·        Two bridges on Bentley Road at exit 140 (one over Interstate 75 and one over the railroad north of Interstate 75) closed June 5 until late October.
·        Both the southbound entrance and exit ramps at Bentley Road also closed on June 5 until late October.
o   Interstate 75 northbound traffic will be detoured to the state Route 103 (exit 142) interchange back to Bentley Road.
o   Interstate 75 southbound traffic is advised to access Bentley Road via the state Route 103 interchange (exit 142) and follow state Route 103 through Bluffton back to Bentley Road.
·        The northbound ramps at the interchange remain open; however, left turns onto Bentley Road from northbound Interstate 75 are not permitted.
 
Interstate 75
·        Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound will be periodically reduced to one lane at times beneath both the Napoleon Road and Bentley Road bridge structures during certain operations related to construction.
·        Lane closures will occur sporadically and are expected to occur mostly during daytime hours but some nighttime closures may occur.
 
DEFIANCE COUNTY

Placement of berm stone will take place at the following locations with traffic maintained through the work zone. Work is being performed by the ODOT Defiance County maintenance garage:
·        State Route 18 from Hicksville to the state Route 15/state Route 18 split
·        State Route 2 from state Route 249 to Hicksville
 
State Route 2/state Route 49 within the village of Hicksville is now open following excavation of a manhole.

State Route 18 between township Road 115 and Glenberg Road will close beginning August 28 for culvert replacements at three locations: two located west of Sherwood, one east of Sherwood. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel Construction, Napoleon. Closures will occur consecutively as follows:
·        Culvert #1, located between Cicero Road and Rosedale Road, will close August 28 for 25 days. Traffic detoured onto state Route 2, state Route 249 and U.S. 127 back to state Route 18.
·        Culvert #2, located between Openlander Road and Behnfeldt Road, will close for 25 days following completion of culvert #1. Traffic detoured onto state Route 2, state Route 249 and U.S. 127 back to state Route 18.
·        Culvert #3, located between Flickinger Road and Glenberg Road, will close for 30 days following completion of culvert #2. Traffic detoured onto U.S. 24 and U.S. 127 back to state Route 18.
 
U.S. 24 westbound at Baltimore Street, Defiance, is restricted to one lane through the work zone through early September for repair of the roadside slope. Work is being performed by Miller Brothers, Archbold. The following closure is related to the project:
·        The entrance ramp from Baltimore Street to westbound U.S. 24 closed July 10 for approximately 60 days. Traffic is detoured onto U.S. 24 eastbound to its interchange with state Route 15/state Route 18 back to U.S. 24 westbound. The ramp will remain closed for the duration of the project.
 
State Route 66 between Bowman and Watson roads, south of Defiance, closed June 5 for approximately three months for a bridge deck replacement. Traffic detoured onto state Route 613, state Route 634, state Route 15 and Carter Road back to state Route 66. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel Inc., Napoleon.
 
HANCOCK COUNTY
For information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction and widening project through Findlay and Hancock County, visit the website:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/PlanningPrograms/Projects/hancock75/Pages/Hancock-75.aspx
State Route 235 from the Hardin County line to county Road 304 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair and resurfacing. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
State Route 12 just east of Benton Ridge closed July 17 for approximately 60 days for a bridge deck repair. Traffic is detoured onto state Route 235, U.S. 224 and Interstate 75 back to state Route 12. Work is being performed by Global Outdoor Solutions, Cleveland.
 
Resurfacing of the following routes within the city of Findlay will restrict traffic to one lane through the work zone. Work is being performed by M&B Asphalt, Old Fort.
·        State Route 37 from Lincoln Avenue to Blanchard Avenue
·        State Route 568 from Main Street to Beech Avenue
o   Paving on state Route 37 and state Route 568 will be completed late this summer to allow work by the city of Findlay to take place.
 
U.S. 68 from the Findlay airport to Eagle Creek, south of Findlay, will have daily lane closures in both directions beginning August 12 for installation of cable barrier in the median. Once work begins, it is expected to be completed in approximately eight weeks. The project also includes the installation of overhead lighting and the removal of the caution flasher at Western Avenue. Work is being performed by Lake Erie Construction, Norwalk.
 
U.S. 224 just west of state Route 235 closed July 24 for approximately 30 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic is detoured onto U.S. 224, state Route 235, state Route 12 and state Route 65 back to U.S. 224. Work is being performed by BCC Ohio, New London.
 
HARDIN COUNTY
 
Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair and resurfacing at the following locations. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton:
·        U.S. 68 in the village of Dunkirk from the south corporation limit to Washington Street
·        State Route 235 from the south corporation limit of Alger to state Route 309
·        State Route 235 from the north corporation limit of Ada to the Hancock County line
 
State Route 81 at township Road 55 east of Ada will be reduced to one lane through the work zone during a drainage tile repair project. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.
 
State Route 385 throughout Hardin County will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for tarring and chipping of the roadway. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.
 
State Route 31 between township Road 265 and state Route 273, north of Mount Victory, will be restricted to one lane through the work zone beginning August 14 during bridge repair work. Work is being performed by Crossroads Construction, Cambridge.
 
Traffic will be affected by the project as follows:
·        The project will occur on a bridge over Painter Creek just south of township Road 206, and a bridge over Wolf Creek north of township Road 265.
·        Work will affect only one bridge at a time. Traffic will be initially maintained with flaggers.
·        Work will begin first on the structure over Painter Creek and will continue for approximately two weeks. The crew will then move to the Wolf Creek structure for approximately two weeks
·        No lane restrictions will occur during nighttime hours or weekends.
·        In mid September, state Route 31 will close and traffic will be detoured for 14 days. Traffic will be detoured onto state Route 292 and state Route 273 back to state Route 31.
·        Project will complete in early October.
 
 
State Route 195 over Cottonwood Ditch, south of McGuffey, is now open following bridge repair.
 
PAULDING COUNTY
 
State Route 49 in the village of Antwerp will close August 21 for approximately five days for a railroad repair. Traffic detoured onto U.S. 24, U.S. 127 and county Road 424 back to state Route 49. Work is being performed by Pioneer Rail Corp., Peoria, Ill.
 
State Route 114 between the Indiana state line and state Route 49 will close August 14 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto county Road 1, U.S. 30 and state Route 49 back to state Route 114. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/detours/Documents/PAU-114-2.25.pdf
 
State Route 114 between state Route 49 and the village of Haviland, just east of township Road 49, will close August 21 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto state Route 49, state Route 500, state Route 613 and U.S. 127 back to state Route 114. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
State Route 637 in the village of Grover Hill closed June 5 for three months for road reconstruction. Traffic detoured onto U.S. 224, U.S. 127 and state Route 613 back to state Route 637. Work is being performed by Brenneman Excavating Inc. for the village of Grover Hill.
 
PUTNAM COUNTY
 
State Route 613 in the village of West Leipsic will close August 21 for approximately five days for a railroad repair. Traffic detoured onto state Route 65 and county Road 5 back to state Route 613. Work is being performed by CSX Railroad and Vorst Paving.
 
U.S. 224 in the village of Ottawa will close August 21 for approximately five days for a railroad repair. Traffic detoured onto state Route 235, state Route 12, state Route 65 back to U.S. 224. Work is being performed by CSX Railroad and Vorst Paving.
 
The following routes at various locations will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for cleaning of drainage structures. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage:
·        State Route 65 in the village of Ottawa just south of U.S. 224
·        State Route 12
·        State Route 613
·        State Route 109
 
State Route 190 just north of township Road Q, north of Fort Jennings, is now open following a culvert replacement.
 
VAN WERT COUNTY
 
State Route 697 throughout Van Wert County will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage.
 
The following routes and locations will be restricted at times to one lane through the work zone until fall for resurfacing. Work is being performed by Shelly Co., Findlay:
·        U.S. 33 from the Indiana state line to the Mercer County line
·        State Route 118 from the Mercer County line to Ervin Street
·        State Route 49 from the Mercer County line to the U.S. 33 overlap
·        State Route 81 from the Indiana state line to U.S. 33
·        U.S. 224 from township Road 77 to the CSX railroad
 
U.S. 30, both eastbound and westbound, is restricted to one lane through the work zone at the following locations for projects which will repair the pavement and joints, improve drainage and resurface the route. The project will complete in October. Work is being performed by Shelly Company, Findlay:
·        From just east of township Road 127 to just east of county Road 185
·        From U.S. 224 to near the Indiana state line
o   The ramps at the U.S. 224 interchange with U.S. 30 will be affected by the project as follows:
§  The exit ramp from U.S. 224 westbound to U.S. 30 and the entrance ramp from U.S. 30 eastbound to U.S. 224 will close concurrently for 21 days at some point in September.
§  The ramps on the south side of the interchange will remain open.
§  All ramps at the interchange will be resurfaced.
·        The project also includes repair and resurfacing of the entrances and exits at both the eastbound and westbound rest areas on U.S. 30 west of Van Wert. Both parks will close in September for 10 days while the repair work is occurring.
·        The project will also upgrade the truck weigh station which involves repair and resurfacing of the entrance and exit, parking lot and sidewalk. The station will close in September for approximately 14 days during the repair work.

WYANDOT COUNTY
 
State Route 37 from the Hancock County line to the village of Forest will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for tarring and chipping of the roadway. Work is being performed by the ODOT Wyandot County maintenance garage.
 
State Route 53 between Upper Sandusky and state Route 37, Forest, is restricted to one lane through the work zone for resurfacing. The project is expected to be completed within the week. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction Co., Columbus.
 
U.S. 23 and state Route 15 near their interchange with state Route 103, south of Carey, is reduced to one lane in each direction for work related to the removal of two bridge structures over abandoned railroads. Work is being performed by Miller Brothers Construction Inc., Archbold. The following are traffic impacts related to the project:
  • All traffic has been shifted to the east side of the road and is reduced to one lane in each direction between county Highway 97 and county Highway 95 for the removal of structures on the U.S. 23 southbound, state Route 15 eastbound lanes. All ramps at state Route 103 will remain open during this phase.
  • In approximately one week, a change in traffic pattern will begin which will eventually place both lanes of U.S. 23 southbound/state Route 15 eastbound back to the west side of the highway.
    • Once this traffic pattern is set, the exit ramp from U.S. 23 northbound/state Route 15 westbound to continue onto U.S. 23 will close for two months.
    • The ramp closure is expected to occur the week of August 21.
    • Traffic will be detoured onto state Route 15 west, county Road 330 to state Route 15 east back to state Route 103.
  • The project also includes the upcoming resurfacing of U.S. 23 from just north of county Highway 97 to the state Route 103 interchange and of the ramps at state Route 103.
State Route 53 between state Route 103 and county Road 2, McCutchenville, closed April 24 for approximately six months for bridge replacements over Thorn Run and Tymochtee Creek. Traffic detoured onto state Route 103, state Route 231 and U.S. 224 back to state Route 53. Work is being performed by R & I Construction, Tiffin. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/detours/Documents/WYA-53-21.85_24.16.pdf