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Highway Construction
Week of October 3, 2016

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.
 
*Note: The highway construction report will not be issued for the week of October 10, 2016. Issuance of the report will resume for the week of October 17, 2016 and will continue each week until Thanksgiving. For the latest in statewide construction visit www.ohgo.com. *
 
Allen County
 
Interstate 75 reconstruction from the Auglaize County line to Fourth Street, through Lima and Allen County, is nearing completion. Current impacts to traffic are as follows:

  • Paving of the final course of asphalt both northbound and southbound has been completed.
  • Pavement grinding to provide smoothness, installation of pavement reflectors, seeding, berm work and placement of rumble strips will continue through the weekend and through next week.
    • Lane restrictions both northbound and southbound will occur from 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
    • Construction vehicles will be entering and exiting frequently throughout the project area.
    • Posted speed through the work zone will be lowered while work is taking place.

  • Yoder Road near the Orthopedic Institute of Ohio (OIO) is now open following a railroad repair.
 
  • Traffic patterns on Ohio 65 beneath Interstate 75 will continue to shift to complete the concrete pavement.

Additional Allen County projects:
 
Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound between Ohio 81 and Beaverdam will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. 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 restricted for widening, curb and gutter installation, drainage improvements and resurfacing. The project will continue through the fall. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation LLC, Celina.
 
The following impacts are occurring or upcoming. Traffic patterns will change frequently:
 
o   Traffic patterns on Ohio 309 from Greenlawn Avenue to Pioneer Road are expected to switch within the next few weeks to one lane westbound and two lanes eastbound. Currently traffic is traveling in two lanes westbound and one lane eastbound. The turn lane will remain available.
§  Between Pioneer Road and Eastown Road, traffic is now reduced to one lane in each direction at various locations through this area for drainage installation. The turn lane remains available. The restrictions through this area will be in place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Traffic delays should be expected.
§  Traffic patterns will change frequently through this section.
 
Ohio 117 and Ohio 501 (Wapak Road) intersection realignment and widening project and construction of left-turn lanes on Ohio 117 began June 30. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton. The following impacts to traffic are occurring or upcoming:
·        Wapak Road at the intersection of Ohio 117 is now open.
  • Ohio 501 (Wapak Road) south of Ohio 117 is now open.
  • Widening work on Ohio 117 and final paving are complete. Finish work including intersection lighting and seeding will occur in the coming weeks and may require short-term lane closures.
Defiance County
 
Ohio 49 on the south edge of the village of Hicksville will be closed beginning October 3 for four days for a storm drainage installation project. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 2, Ohio 18, U.S. 127 and U.S. 24 back to Ohio 49. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel Inc., Napoleon, for the village of Hicksville.
 
Ohio 18 eastbound near the Henry County line will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Defiance County maintenance garage.
 
Berm work at various locations on the following routes will restrict traffic through the work zone. Work is being performed by the ODOT Defiance County maintenance garage:
·        Ohio 111
·        Ohio 66
·        Ohio 15
 
U.S. 24 over Krouse Road is reduced to one lane through the work zone beginning August 31 for a slope and shoulder repair project. The project will continue until late fall. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel Construction, Napoleon.
 
U.S. 24 throughout Defiance and Paulding County is restricted both eastbound and westbound at various locations throughout the corridor during repair of the concrete pavement. The project will require ramp closures at the interchanges. Work will continue through the fall. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
Upcoming closures related to the project are currently scheduled as follows:

·        Weekend ramp closures at the following locations will begin Friday, September 30 at 6 p.m. and continue until Monday, October 3 at 6 a.m.:
o   Ohio 281 (Domersville Road) entrance ramp to U.S. 24 westbound
§  Traffic detoured to Elliott Road to the Ohio 66 interchange back to U.S. 24
o   U.S. 24 eastbound exit ramp to Ohio 281 (Domersville Road)
§  Traffic detoured to the U.S. 6 interchange and back
o   U.S. 24 westbound exit ramp to U.S. 127
§  Traffic detoured onto U.S. 24 west, Ohio 49 to U.S. 24 eastbound back to U.S. 127.
o   Entrance ramp from U.S. 127 to eastbound U.S. 24
§   Traffic detoured onto U.S.127 to U.S. 24 westbound to Ohio 49 back to U.S. 24.

·        U.S. 127 over U.S. 24 near Cecil is now open.

·        U.S. 127 from the interchange at U.S. 24 to a few hundred feet to the south is now open.

·        Ramp closures at the following locations have been completed:
o   Ohio 15/18 entrance ramp to eastbound U.S. 24, U.S. 24 westbound exit ramp to Ohio 15/18
o   U.S. 24 eastbound exit ramp to Baltimore Street (County Road 424)

·        U.S. 127 from the interchange at U.S. 24 to a few hundred feet to the north is now open.

·        The Ohio 66 entrance ramp to westbound U.S. 24 and the U.S. 24 eastbound exit ramp to Ohio 66 are now open.

·        The following locations are now open:
o   U.S. 24 eastbound exit ramp to Ohio 15/18, Ohio 15/18 entrance ramp to westbound U.S. 24
o   Ohio 66 entrance ramp to eastbound U.S. 24, westbound U.S. 24 exit ramp to Ohio 66.
Hancock County
U.S. 30 westbound between the Wyandot County line and Ohio 235 will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for sealing of the pavement. Work will take place each day between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.
Ohio 12 eastbound (Fostoria Avenue) from Tiffin Avenue to Bright Road, Findlay, will be closed during daytime hours only, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., beginning September 6 for installation of a storm sewer line. The project will continue for approximately two months. The project is being administered by the city of Findlay.
Ohio 12 from Findlay to Arcadia, and from the southwest side of Fostoria to the Seneca County line reduced to one lane through the work zone for a resurfacing project which began September 6. The project will continue for two months. Work is being performed by M&B Ashpalt, Old Fort.
The following restrictions related to the project are scheduled to begin during the week:
·        Ohio 12 through the village of Arcadia may be restricted at times through the work zone during pavement grinding prior to resurfacing. Work will occur Saturday and through next week. Installation of curbs, sidewalk and handicap ramps is complete.
·        Ohio 12 through Fostoria is reduced to one lane in each direction for pavement joint repair followed by pavement resurfacing.
 
Interstate 75 from just south of Ohio 235 north of Bluffton to just south of the County Road 60 overhead near Rawson is reduced to one lane, both northbound and southbound, for a joint repair and resurfacing project. Paving is expected to occur both Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, in both the northbound and southbound directions. The project will continue until late October. Work is being performed by Shelly Co., Findlay.
 
The following closures are related to the project:
·        Interstate 75 northbound exit ramp to Ohio 235 is now open.
·        Entrance ramp from Ohio 235 to northbound Interstate 75 is now open.
·        Interstate 75 southbound exit ramp to Ohio 235 is now open.
·        Entrance ramp from Ohio 235 to southbound Interstate 75 is now open.
·        The southbound rest area is now open.
·        The northbound rest area is now open.
 
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 31 at Letson Avenue at the south end of the city of Kenton closed September 12 for 45 days for an intersection and sewer upgrade project. Traffic detoured onto U.S. 68, Ohio 273, Ohio 292 and Ohio 47 to Ohio 31. Work is being performed by the Shelly Company, Findlay, for the city of Kenton.
 
Paulding County
 
Ohio 66 between County Road 201 and County Road 209 near Arthur will close October 3 for four days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 613, Ohio 634, Ohio 15 to Carter Road back to Ohio 66. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 500 between the Indiana state line and Ohio 49 is now open.
 
Ohio 66 south of Ohio 613 will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 66 just south of Ohio 637 will close October 11 for four days for a culvert replacement. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 111 between County Road 115 and County Road 133 will close October 17 for five days for culvert replacements at two separate locations. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Safe Routes to School project which includes construction of a sidewalk along the north side of Canal Road between Kroos Drive and Harrmann Road, and also along the west side of Harrmann Road between Canal Road and the entrance to the Antwerp School began September 19. The project also includes new curbs, curb ramps, signage and crosswalk markings. The project is not expected to have a significant impact to traffic. The project will continue until late October. Work on the project is being performed by Vernon Nagel Construction, Napoleon.
 
U.S. 127 from Jackson Street to Garfield Avenue, and Ohio 111 from Cherry Street to U.S. 127 in the village of Paulding is restricted for a resurfacing, handicap ramp installation and sidewalk project which began the week of September 26. Paving is complete. Within the next few weeks, installation of handicap ramps and sidewalks will begin. The project will continue until late October. Work is being performed by Gerken Paving, Napoleon.

U.S. 24 throughout Defiance and Paulding County is restricted both eastbound and westbound at various locations throughout the corridor during repair of the concrete pavement. The project will require ramp closures at the interchanges. Work will continue through late summer. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
Upcoming closures related to the project are currently scheduled as follows:

·        Weekend ramp closures at the following locations will begin Friday, September 30 at 6 p.m. and continue until Monday, October 3 at 6 a.m.:
o   Ohio 281 (Domersville Road) entrance ramp to U.S. 24 westbound
§  Traffic detoured to Elliott Road to the Ohio 66 interchange back to U.S. 24
o   U.S. 24 eastbound exit ramp to Ohio 281 (Domersville Road)
§  Traffic detoured to the U.S. 6 interchange and back
o   U.S. 24 westbound exit ramp to U.S. 127
§  Traffic detoured onto U.S. 24 west, Ohio 49 to U.S. 24 eastbound back to U.S. 127.
o   Entrance ramp from U.S. 127 to eastbound U.S. 24
§   Traffic detoured onto U.S.127 to U.S. 24 westbound to Ohio 49 back to U.S. 24.

·        U.S. 127 over U.S. 24 near Cecil is now open.

·        U.S. 127 from the interchange at U.S. 24 to a few hundred feet to the south is now open.

·        Ramp closures at the following locations have been completed:
o   Ohio 15/18 entrance ramp to eastbound U.S. 24, U.S. 24 westbound exit ramp to Ohio 15/18
o   U.S. 24 eastbound exit ramp to Baltimore Street (County Road 424)

·        U.S. 127 from the interchange at U.S. 24 to a few hundred feet to the north is now open.

·        The Ohio 66 entrance ramp to westbound U.S. 24 and the U.S. 24 eastbound exit ramp to Ohio 66 are now open.

·        The following locations are now open:
o   U.S. 24 eastbound exit ramp to Ohio 15/18, Ohio 15/18 entrance ramp to westbound U.S. 24
o   Ohio 66 entrance ramp to eastbound U.S. 24, westbound U.S. 24 exit ramp to Ohio 66.
Putnam County

Ohio 15 between the village of Ottawa and the Defiance County line, and Ohio 634 between the village of Continental and Ohio 15 is restricted to one lane through the work zone for a resurfacing project. The project will continue through mid October. Work is being performed by Gerken Paving, Napoleon.
 
Ohio 66 between T-O and T-N is now open.
 
Ohio 696 between Ohio 12 and the Allen County line will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for drainage repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.
 
Van Wert County
 
Ohio 81 between Horner Road and Schumm Road will close October 3 for four days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto U.S. 33, Ohio 117 and Ohio 118 back to Ohio 81. Work is being performed by the Van Wert County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
U.S. 127 (Washington Street) between Fox Road and Ervin Road in the city of Van Wert closed April 11 for reconstruction and widening of the road. Access to local businesses is maintained. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 81, Ohio 118, Ervin Road/Van Wert-Decatur Road, U.S. 224 and U.S. 30 back to U.S. 127. The closure will remain in place until fall. Work is being performed by Helms & Sons Excavating, Findlay.
·        The U.S. 127 (Washington St.) and Ervin Road intersection has been reopened.
  • The U.S. 127 (Washington St.) and Fox Road/Ohio 116 intersection closed on September 7th for 40 days. Access to residences and businesses on Washington St. north of Fox Road is available from the north via Ervin Road.
 
Wyandot County
 
Ohio 37 between the village of Forest and the village of Marseilles will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Wyandot County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 53 between Ohio 293 and County Highway 108 closed September 26 for three days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 293, County Highway 330, Ohio 199 and Ohio 67 back to Ohio 53. 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.