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ODOT to hold public meeting regarding I-75 construction
First work to begin this month
LIMA (Wednesday, March 8, 2017)The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 will hold a public meeting regarding the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through the city of Findlay and Hancock County. Work on the project will begin this month.
The meeting will be held Monday, March 13 in the main ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1050 Interstate Drive West, Findlay. A presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. with time given to questions following.
Representatives from ODOT and its contractor on the project, Beaver Excavating, Canton, will present the details of the project, specifically the impacts to traffic and the sequence of work.
Beaver Excavating won the contract with a bid of $113.2 million. The first significant work related to the project is expected to begin March 20. The project completion is May 31, 2020.
The project will take place from 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 in Findlay. The project will reconstruct the existing pavement on Interstate 75, add a third travel lane in both the northbound and southbound direction, reconstruct the interchange between U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Interstate 75, and upgrade the roadway to modern highway standards.
The project also includes the replacement of the Harrison Street overpass, redesign and reconstruction of the interchange with U.S. 68/state Route 15 at Lima Avenue, and the addition of noise walls at particular locations.
Those wishing to receive project updates directly to their email may send their request to Rhonda Pees, ODOT District 1 public information officer, at rhonda.pees@dot.ohio.gov.

Project information may also be found at:
§  on Twitter, prefaced with #ODOTFindlay75, at: twitter.com/odot_nwohio
§  on the web at: http://tinyurl.com/hancock75

Those with a disability who will require assistance at the meeting, please call or email Rhonda Pees prior to the meeting, (419) 999-6803; rhonda.pees@dot.ohio.gov

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.
For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email