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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.