Interstate 75 Traffic North of Findlay to be Restricted
LIMA (Friday, April 01, 2011) – Interstate 75 approximately three miles north of Findlay will be restricted to one lane through the work zone Monday through Thursday of next week to allow crews to prepare for the removal of the overhead bridge on County Road 109.
The restriction is related to a project which will replace the County Road 109 bridge over Interstate 75. The project is expected to be completed late summer.
Beginning at approximately 7 p.m. Monday, traffic on Interstate 75 at County Road 109 will be restricted to one lane while crews install a protective framework on the underside of the bridge. The framework will keep debris from falling onto the interstate below when the bridge removal begins.
Northbound traffic will be affected Monday and Tuesday, and southbound on Wednesday and Thursday of the week. The restriction will be in place during nighttime hours only, generally between the hours of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day.
Additional upcoming traffic impacts related to the project are as follows, weather permitting:
• April 7 - County Road 109 will close for 120 days.
• April 14-15 – Traffic will be restricted on Interstate 75 at County Road 109 to allow for removal of the bridge deck. The restriction will be in place during nighttime hours only, generally from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. those days. The northbound direction will be restricted on the 14th, southbound on the 15th.
• April 18 – Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction on Interstate 75 at County Road 109 to allow for removal of the protective framework and for removal of bridge beams. The restriction will be in place from 7 p.m. 7 a.m.
• April 19-20 – Traffic on Interstate 75 at County Road 109 will be stopped by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for approximately 20 minutes at a time during removal of existing bridge beams. The operation will occur during nighttime hours only, generally from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
The schedule for the project may be affected by weather and other unforeseen events. Additional traffic restrictions at this location will be required later in the summer.
For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us