Northbound ramps at Lima Avenue and U.S. 68/state Route 15 to be open by
New ramp from Lima
Avenue to I-75 northbound to open
The following are current or
upcoming traffic impacts related to the reconstruction and widening of
Interstate 75 in Hancock County through the city of Findlay. All work is
and U.S. 68/state Route 15
The following traffic
impacts will occur at Lima Avenue and U.S. 68/state Route 15 beginning
late Friday evening of June 7 into Saturday morning, June 8:
- The northbound ramps at
U.S. 68/state Route 15 at Lima Avenue on the east side of U.S.
68/state Route 15, near Cooper Tire, will reopen following
construction related to a roundabout.
- Once the ramps are open,
traffic on the west side of U.S. 68/state Route 15 will use part of
the new roundabout to access U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Lima
Avenue. Traffic on the east side of U.S. 68/state Route 15 will use
part of the roundabout to access Lima Avenue, U.S. 68/state Route
15 and I-75 northbound. Also, a new ramp from Lima Avenue to
northbound I-75 will be opened.
- Traffic on U.S. 68/state
Route 15 through the Lima Avenue interchange area will be traveling
in a new pattern and will be placed on temporary pavement.
- Once traffic is removed
from U.S. 68/state Route 15, demolition of the existing bridge
over Lima Avenue will begin.
- Truck traffic will no
longer be permitted to utilize sections of Main Street and Lake
Cascades Parkway that had been part of the detour. Signs which
indicate trucks are prohibited on these sections will be uncovered
- Lima Avenue traffic will
still not be able to travel east or west beneath U.S. 68/state Route
- No access from U.S. 68
southbound to Lima Avenue eastbound, or from U.S. 68 northbound to
Lima Avenue westbound is possible.
- To access Lima Avenue
on the west side of U.S. 68/state Route 15, traffic is detoured to
I-75 northbound to the state Route 12 interchange to I-75
southbound back to Lima Avenue.
- To access Lima Avenue
on the east side of U.S. 68/state Route 15, traffic is detoured
onto U.S. 68/state Route 15 southbound to the U.S. 68/state Route
15 interchange south of Findlay, to U.S. 68/state Route 15
northbound back to Lima Avenue.
- Lima Avenue closed Oct.
15, 2018 and will remain closed until the end of the 2019
construction season during construction of a roundabout.
On Saturday, May 8,
the following traffic pattern shifts will occur on Interstate 75:
- I-75 northbound, from
just north of the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange to state Route
12, will be shifted to the right (east).
- The current auxiliary
lane on I-75 northbound at the merge with U.S. 68/state Route 15
will remain available. The lane allows traffic wishing to exit onto
state Route 12 to remain in the auxiliary lane without merging onto
- From state Route 12 to
the north, I-75 northbound will be traveling in three lanes and will
be in its final traffic pattern.
About the Hancock I-75 project:
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 fall of 2020. Beaver Excavating,
Canton, serves as the general contractor.
may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/hancock75
ODOT contact information:
Rob White, P.E.,
construction project engineer 419-999-882; firstname.lastname@example.org
ODOT District 1 public
information office 419-999-6803; D01.PIO@dot.ohio.gov
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