HANCOCK COUNTY: Lanes of I-75 southbound to
Temporary traffic slow-downs to occur
The following are current or upcoming
traffic impacts related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 in
Hancock County through the city of Findlay. All work is weather dependent.
Traffic on Interstate 75 southbound
through Findlay will be reduced to one lane and temporarily slowed tonight into
Saturday morning during a traffic pattern shift.
The lanes of I-75 southbound from the
U.S. 68/state Route 15 exit ramp to the south end of the project near Harrison
Street will be shifted to the west onto new pavement. The shift will allow
crews to continue to reconstruct the existing pavement on I-75.
Preparations for the shift will begin at
approximately 9 p.m. this evening when I-75 from the state Route 12 interchange
to the U.S. 68/state Route 15 exit ramp will be reduced to one lane.
At midnight, local law enforcement will
begin to slow southbound traffic for short intervals, beginning at the
state Route 12 interchange, while the shift occurs.
All work related to the shift is
expected to be completed by 7 a.m. Saturday.
The new traffic pattern will eliminate
the current contraflow lane southbound in this area, which currently places one
lane of southbound traffic on the northbound side.
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 fall of 2020. Beaver
Excavating, Canton, serves as the general contractor.
Project information may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/hancock75
Rob White, P.E., construction project
engineer 419-999-882; firstname.lastname@example.org
ODOT District 1 public information
office 419-999-6803; D01.PIO@dot.ohio.gov
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