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Highway Construction
Week of July 4, 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: No work will take place over the July 4th holiday unless otherwise noted.*
 
Allen County
 
Interstate 75 from the Auglaize County line to Fourth Street, through Lima and Allen County, will have occasional lane closures throughout the year during the final year of the reconstruction of the interstate. Current and upcoming impacts to traffic are as follows:
·       Traffic on I-75 north and south of the Ohio 65 interchange area continues to travel in a contraflow pattern where two southbound lanes and one northbound lane of traffic are traveling on the southbound side of the interstate, and one northbound lane is traveling on the northbound side of the interstate. Traffic will remain in this pattern until late summer.
 
·       Traffic on I-75 northbound will continue to be reduced to one lane through the contraflow zone Monday through Friday for approximately the next three weeks, from approximately 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, for drainage and bridge work. (The lane closure will not occur the Friday prior to the July 4th holiday.)
o   The exit ramp from northbound Interstate 75 to Ohio 65 will be closed during these same hours Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (The ramp will not be closed on the Friday prior to the July 4th holiday.)
§  Traffic will be detoured north on Interstate 75 to Fourth Street to Interstate 75 southbound to Ohio 65.


·       Heavy truck traffic will be present throughout the project for the next several weeks, especially in the area of the Ohio 65 interchange and the Yoder Road area, near the Orthopedic Institute of Ohio complex.

·       Hanthorn Road over Interstate 75 was reopened on June 28.

·       Paving of the final layer of asphalt throughout the project is expected to take place in late July and early August.
 Additional Allen County projects:
 
Interstate 75 northbound and southbound will be restricted to one lane at the Ohio 81 overhead for pavement repairs. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.  
 
Ohio 309 will be impacted by several projects throughout the construction season as follows:
 
·       Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Robb Avenue to Cole Street, Lima, is restricted for reconstruction of the curb and gutter, upgrade of traffic signals and resurfacing of the roadway. The continuous turn from eastbound Ohio 309 to Grand Avenue was permanently closed on March 14. Work is being performed by Smith Paving, Norwalk.
o   Drainage, curb replacement, resurfacing and pavement marking work is now complete.
o   Reconstruction of two traffic signals at Rosedale Ave. and Cole St. is ongoing and may result in short-term lane restrictions.
 
·       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   Ohio 309 eastbound from Pioneer Road to East Road is maintained with two lanes westbound and one eastbound. The turn lane is maintained as well.
o   Traffic will continue to be reduced to one lane in each direction at various locations through this area for drainage installation. The restrictions will be in place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day for approximately two weeks. Traffic delays should be expected.
o   Traffic patterns will change frequently through this section.

·       Ohio 309 (Harding Highway) from Bowman Road, Lima, to Ohio 235, Ada, closed June 6 for approximately 70 days for culvert replacements at several locations. Access to area residences will be maintained. Through traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 235, Ohio 81 and Interstate 75 back to Ohio 309. Work is being performed by R.D. Jones Excavating, Harrod.
o   The location just west of Mumaugh Road is expected to reopen at some point over the July 4th weekend.
o   The entire length of roadway is closed to through traffic. Those not residing within or traveling to a business within the project area will be subject to fines by law enforcement.

Ohio 65, Ohio 81, Ohio 117 and Ohio 309 pavement repair and resurfacing project will have the following impacts to traffic in the coming weeks. Work is being performed by Shelly Company, Lima:
·       Paving has been completed on Ohio 65/81 (North St.) between Jameson Avenue and Jackson Street, Ohio 117 (Spencerville Rd./Woodlawn Ave.) between Seriff Road and Elm Street, Ohio 117 between Ohio 309 (Harding Hwy.) and just east of Greely Chapel Road, and Ohio 309 (Jameson Ave.) between Cole Street and North Street. Installation of pavement reflectors and final pavement markings will take place in the coming weeks with traffic maintained through the work zone.
 
Ohio 65 from Yoder Road to East 4th Street is now open.
 
Ohio 117 and Ohio 501 (Wapak Road) intersection realignment and widening project and construction of left-turn lanes on Ohio 117 began June 30. No major impacts to traffic are currently occurring. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton. The following impacts to traffic are upcoming:
·       Wapak Road at Ohio 117 will close on Tuesday, July 5 for approximately 30 days.
 
Defiance County
 
U.S. 24 from the Paulding County line to the Henry County line will be restricted with traffic maintained throughout the week for a berm replacement project. Work is being performed by the ODOT Defiance County maintenance garage.
 
Hancock County
Ohio 37 between Township Road 166 and Township Road 37, approximately three miles north of Mt. Blanchard, will be closed on July 7 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 103, U.S. 68 and Ohio 15 back to Ohio 37. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.
 
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
 
U.S. 68 between Walnut Street and Perry Street in Kenton is now open.

Ohio 273 between Ohio 292 and Township Road 179, Mount Victory, is now open.
 
Ohio 31 between Township Road 240 and County Road 230, approximately one mile south of Mt. Victory, will be closed on July 11 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 292, Ohio 47 and back to Ohio 31. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.
Ohio 309 will be impacted throughout the construction season as follows:
 
·       Ohio 309 from County Road 171 just east of Kenton to the Marion County line is restricted through the work zone for resurfacing which began May 17. Work is being performed by Shelly Co., Findlay.

·       Ohio 309 (Harding Highway) from Bowman Road, Lima, to Ohio 235, Ada, closed June 6 for approximately 70 days for culvert replacements at several locations. Access to area residences will be maintained. Through traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 235, Ohio 81 and Interstate 75 back to Ohio 309. Work is being performed by R.D. Jones Excavating, Harrod.
o   The entire length of roadway is closed to through traffic. Those not residing within or traveling to a business within the project area will be subject to fines by law enforcement.
 
Paulding County
 
Ohio 114 from U.S. 127 to the Putnam County line will be restricted with traffic maintained during the week for a berm replacement project. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 114 between U.S. 30 and Ohio 49 is now open following a culvert replacement.
 
Ohio 500 and Ohio 613 intersection, east of the village of Payne, will be closed on July 11 for approximately five days for a railroad repair project. The detours for this route are as follows. Work is being performed by Norfolk & Southern Railroad:
·       (Ohio 500) Traffic will be detoured north onto Ohio 49, east on Ohio 111 and back to Ohio 500.
·       (Ohio 613) Traffic will be detoured north on Ohio 49, east on Oho 111, south on U.S. 127 and back to Ohio 613.
 
Ohio 637 between County Road 126 and County Road 138 will be closed on July 11 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 613, Ohio 66 and back to Ohio 637. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 637 between Road 138 and Road 146 will be closed on July 11 for approximately 30 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 613, Ohio 66 and back to Ohio 637.  Work is being performed by VTF Excavation.
 
U.S. 24 throughout Paulding County will have lane closures on all bridges on the route for inspection of the bridges. Work is being performed by ODOT District 1 forces.
 
The following locations will be restricted through the work zone during bridge inspection. Work is being performed by ODOT District 1 forces:
·       Ohio 49 over the Maumee River will be restricted with traffic maintained on July 5.
·       Ohio 66 over the Auglaize River will be restricted with traffic maintained on July 5.
·       Ohio 637 over the Auglaize River will be restricted with traffic maintained on July 6.
·       Ohio 613 over the Little Auglaize River will be restricted with traffic maintained on July 6.
 
 Putnam County
 
Ohio 65 from Columbus Grove to Leipsic, excluding the village of Ottawa, is restricted to one lane through the work zone for a resurfacing project. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
Ohio 12 through the village of Columbus Grove will be resurfaced in approximately one month at which time traffic will be restricted to one lane through the work zone. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
Ohio 66 between County Road N and County Road P is now open.
 
Ohio 694 from Ohio 114 to the Glandorf Corporation will be restricted with traffic maintained during the week of July 4 for a chip and seal project. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 108 from Ohio 15 to the Henry County line will be restricted with traffic maintained during the week of July 4 for tarring and chipping of the roadway. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.
 
Van Wert County
 
Ohio 81 between U.S. 127 and Kneller Road will be closed on July 5 for approximately three days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 33, Ohio 118 and back to Ohio 81. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 81 between U.S. 127 and Brown Road will be closed on July 11 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 127, Ohio 117, Ohio 116 and back to Ohio 81. 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 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 will close beginning July 5 for five to six weeks for reconstruction.
 
U.S. 224 along the ramp from eastbound U.S. 30 to westbound U.S. 224 will be closed in the late summer for approximately one month for a slide repair project. Work is being performed by Jutte Excavating, Fort Recovery.
 
Wyandot County
 
U.S. 23 southbound at the U.S. 30 interchange, Upper Sandusky, may have occasional shoulder closures beginning in late June during a slope repair project. Work is being performed by Trucco Construction, Delaware.
 
U.S. 30 both eastbound and westbound just west of County Road 128 is restricted to one lane through the work zone until late August during a culvert replacement project.
·       County Road 128 both on the north and south side of U.S. 30 closed June 27.
 
Ohio 103 bridge over U.S. 23/Ohio 15, south of Carey, closed on June 13 for approximately 30 days. The detours for this route are as follows. Work is being performed by DOT Construction Corp., Canfield.
·       (Ohio 103 eastbound) Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 23 south, Ohio 199 north, U.S. 23 north and back to Ohio 103.
·       (Ohio 103 westbound/U.S. 23 southbound) Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 15 west, Ohio 330 south, Ohio 15 east and back to Ohio 103.
 
Ohio 293 bridge just south of Wharton is currently restricted to one lane through the work zone for a bridge rehabilitation project. The bridge will close on July 5 for approximately 30 days. Traffic will be detoured onto County Highway 91 and County Highway 47 back to Ohio 293. Work is being performed by DOT Construction Corp., Canfield.
 
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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.