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Interstate 75 southbound to be restricted tonight

LIMA, Ohio (March 30, 2018) - The following impacts to traffic related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock County are scheduled to occur:

Interstate 75

Interstate 75 southbound between Sandusky Street and Harrison Street will be reduced to one lane on Friday, March 30 to allow crews to apply pavement markings to more clearly denote the travel lanes of I-75 from the interchange loop ramp at U.S. 68/state Route 15.
The restriction will be in place beginning at 9 p.m. and is expected to be removed by midnight.
The ramps at the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange will not be affected.

U.S. 68/state Route 15

U.S. 68/state Route 15 is reduced to one lane in both directions between Lima Avenue and the Findlay city line, which is just north of West Hobart Avenue, due to drainage work in preparation for road reconstruction.
Beginning Monday, April 2, placement of temporary pavement is expected to begin in this area. Once complete traffic will be placed onto the temporary pavement so reconstruction of the existing inside travel lanes may begin.
All exit and entrance ramps will remain open at Lima Avenue.

State Route 12 interchange

State Route 12 entrance and exit ramps with Interstate 75 in both the northbound and southbound directions will be affected by upcoming signal work.
  • On Wednesday, April 4, the traffic signals at the northbound entrance and exit ramps will be replaced.
  • On Thursday, April 5, the traffic signals at the southbound entrance and exit ramps will be replaced.
  • Work will begin at 7 p.m. each night and is expected to conclude by midnight.
  • Law enforcement officers will maintain traffic during the work.
  • Interstate 75 will not be affected.

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.