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Pavement repair to close I-75 southbound loop ramp tonight; Harrison Street now open
LIMA (Jan. 26, 2018) - 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:
U.S. 68/State Route 15 Interchange with Interstate 75 
On Jan. 26, the I-75 southbound exit ramp to U.S. 68/state Route 15 (loop ramp) will close for pavement repair.
  • The closure will begin at approximately 9 p.m. tonight and will remain in place until approximately 7 a.m. Saturday. 
  • Traffic will be detoured to state Route 12, Main Cross Street in the city of Findlay, and state Route 37 in the city of Findlay back to U.S. 68/state Route 15.
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 map)
The exit ramp from I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15 remains open.
Related Construction
Harrison Street over Interstate 75
  • Harrison Street over Interstate 75 reopened to traffic today (Jan. 26).

About the Hancock I-75 project:
Interstate 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.
Project information may be found at:
ODOT contact information:

Mike Murphy, P.E., assistant construction engineer

Rob White, P.E., construction project engineer
ODOT District 1 public information office
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset--the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.

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The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.