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Highway Construction
Week of November 21, 2016

Note: This is the final report of the year concerning highway construction within the eight-county region of the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1. Traffic advisories will be issued as needed concerning individual projects which continue to impact traffic. Issuance of the full report will resume in April. No work will take place during the Thanksgiving holiday.
 
The following is work scheduled to occur in the coming week on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. For the latest in statewide construction visit www.ohgo.com.
 
Please contact us at 419-999-6803; rhonda.pees@dot.ohio.gov for information regarding highway construction in the area.
 
Allen County
 
Ohio 66 at Bloomlock Road south of Delphos will be closed November 21 for five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 697, Ohio 116 and Ohio 81 back to Ohio 66. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 81 both eastbound and westbound from Cable Road to Eastown Road on the west side of Lima will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Eastown Road to U.S. 30, including the village of Elida, is now in a normal traffic pattern following a widening, curb and gutter installation, drainage and resurfacing project. The project is essentially complete with minor finish work occurring which will require occasional lane closures. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation LLC, Celina.
 
Ohio 117 and Ohio 501 (Wapak Road) intersection realignment and widening project and construction of left-turn lanes on Ohio 117 is essentially complete. Finish work on Ohio 117 such as intersection lighting will occur in the coming weeks and may require short-term lane closures. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
Defiance County
 
U.S. 24 westbound west of Defiance between The Bend Road and Limbaugh Road over the Maumee River will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for milling to smooth the pavement and for pavement core sampling. Work is being performed by the ODOT Defiance County maintenance garage.
 
Hancock County
Ohio 18/Ohio 613 between Baird Road and County Road 75, west of Fostoria, closed November 14 for two weeks for a railroad crossing repair. Ohio 18 traffic detoured onto Ohio 12, Bright Road, County Road 212, County Road 99 and Interstate 75 back to Ohio 18. Ohio 613 traffic detoured onto Ohio 12, Bright Road, County Road 212, County Road 99, Interstate 75 back to Ohio 613. Work is being performed by CSX Railroad.
Interstate 75 joint repair and resurfacing from just south of Ohio 235 north of Bluffton to just south of the County Road 60 overhead near Rawson is complete.

Interstate 75 between Perrysburg and County Road 99 north of Findlay will have the following restrictions through the fall during reconstruction and widening:
 
·        Through November, overnight lane restrictions, generally from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., are possible on I-75 between the I-75/I-475 interchange in Perrysburg and County Road 99 in Hancock County. Through December, 11-foot lane width restrictions are in place on I-75 between U.S. 20 in Perrysburg and County Road 99 in Hancock County. 

·        Through December, Township Road 101 in Hancock County, between County Road 220 and Township Road 142, is closed for bridge work over I-75. 
 
Hardin County

Ohio 81 east of Ada will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for installation of drainage tile. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.
 
Paulding County
 
Ohio 500 at Township Road 95 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for drainage tile repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 613 at Township Road 131 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for drainage tile repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 111 west of Paulding will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 111 between County Road 115 and County Road is now open following a culvert replacement.
 
Ohio 66 between Township Road 48 and County Road 60 is now open following a culvert replacement.
 
Ohio 66 between Township Road 72 and Township Road 82A south of Oakwood will close November 28 for five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 114, Ohio 637 and Ohio 613 back to Ohio 66. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Putnam County

Ohio 613 between Ohio 15 and Ohio 65 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for milling of the pavement for smoothness. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.
 
Van Wert County
 
Ohio 66 throughout Van Wert County will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 81 west of Ohio 118 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage.
 
U.S. 127 (Washington Street) between Fox Road and Ervin Road in the city of Van Wert is now open. Traffic signal work will result in short term lane restrictions over the next few weeks. Work is being performed by Helms & Sons Excavating, Findlay.
 
Wyandot County
 
Ohio 37 between the village of Forest and the village of Marseilles will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Wyandot County maintenance garage.
 
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For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us
 
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.
 
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project 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.