|U.S. 224 southbound ramps at Interstate 75
Dates to Note:
2017 - The southbound
entrance and exit ramps to and from Interstate 75 at U.S. 224 will
close for approximately 45 days (details below).
Late October – Construction of
noise walls will begin in the south end of the project (details
State route 12
southbound ramps now open
LIMA (Oct. 6, 2017) - The following impacts to traffic related to the
reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock
County are occurring or scheduled to occur in the coming weeks:
Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound from south of
the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange to county Road 313 continues to be
reduced to one lane through the work zone for construction of bridge
piers for the future flyover ramp at the interchange.
The restriction is in place from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night.
Two lanes in each direction on Interstate 75 are maintained
during daytime hours.
The Interstate 75 northbound lanes from the U.S. 68/state
Route 15 interchange to county Road 99 have been shifted to the right
onto the outside shoulder.
- Two lanes of traffic are
maintained during daytime hours. Some nighttime lane closures will
- The legal speed through
the work zone is reduced when workers are present.
- Speed limits are
displayed via electronic message boards which display the legal,
posted speed through the zone.
I-75 southbound from just
south of the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange to county Road 99 is operating
in a contraflow traffic pattern, meaning one lane of southbound traffic is traveling on the northbound side
of the interstate, separated by barrier wall, at various locations
through the zone.
U.S. 68/State Route 15 Interchange with
The exit ramp from I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15
(exit 156) closed June 19 for approximately three years.
Traffic is detoured north to the state Route 12 interchange
to Interstate 75 southbound back to U.S. 68/state Route 15. (see
State Route 12
interchange with Interstate 75
The Interstate 75 southbound entrance and
exit ramps at state Route 12 (exit 157) reopened Oct. 5 following reconstruction.
interchange with Interstate 75
entrance and exit ramps to and from Interstate 75 at U.S. 224 will close Tuesday,
Oct. 10 for approximately 45 days (see
Traffic on U.S.
224 wishing to access southbound Interstate 75 will be detoured north
onto Interstate 75 to the county Road 99 interchange back to Interstate
Interstate 75 southbound wishing to access U.S. 224 will continue south
onto Interstate 75 to the state Route 12 interchange to Interstate 75
northbound back to U.S. 224.
River Road and Howard Street
River Road and Howard Street,
north and south of the Blanchard River beneath Interstate 75, are closed
periodically as needed through late fall during reconstruction of the
bridge carrying Interstate 75 over the Blanchard River.
Access to all residences and
businesses will be maintained.
Harrison Street over Interstate 75
Street over Interstate 75 closed May 15 for approximately nine
months for reconstruction. Traffic on Interstate 75
in the area of Harrison Street will be restricted to one lane at
times for work related to the reconstruction of the bridge.
- Setting of bridge beams
for the new bridge has been completed. Work to construct the deck
for the driving surface is now under way.
- Access to the Oakwoods
Nature Preserve during the closure of the Harrison Street overpass
will be available at all times during construction by accessing
county Road 144 from the north via Sandusky Street.
Service road construction
Construction of a service road off Lima Avenue connecting to
Lake Cascades north of the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange is under
The vast majority of the construction is expected to be
complete early fall.
Final tie-in to Lima Avenue will occur in the third and
final year of construction in 2020.
Noise wall construction
Construction of noise walls is expected to begin in
approximately two weeks.
- Construction of the
foundations for the wall will begin in the south end of the project
area on the east side of the interstate near Harrison Street and
proceed to the north.
- Construction of all noise
walls is expected to be completed in July 2018.
the Hancock I-75 project:
75 will be reconstructed and widened beginning just south of Harrison
Street/County Road 144, which is just south of the U.S. Route 68/state
Route 15 interchange, to the county Road 99 interchange, Findlay, Hancock
County. The project will reconstruct approximately five miles
of the existing four lanes of Interstate 75, construct an additional lane
of travel in each direction, replace all mainline bridges on I-75,
replace the Harrison Street overpass, redesign and reconstruct the
interchange between U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Interstate 75, and
redesign and reconstruct the interchange with U.S. 68/state Route 15 at
Lima Avenue. The project also includes the construction of noise walls at
particular locations. Expected completion is May 2020. Beaver Excavating,
Canton, serves as the general contractor.
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