ODOT TO HOLD PUBLIC
MEETING REGARDING CLINTON STREET BRIDGE CLOSURE
Bridge set to close mid-February
LIMA (Friday, Dec. 21,
2018) – The Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 will hold a
public meeting to discuss the upcoming closure of the state Route 15
(Clinton Street) bridge over the Maumee River in Defiance which is scheduled
to close mid-February.
The meeting will be
held Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the cafeteria of Defiance High School, 1755
Palmer Drive, Defiance. A presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.
“We will share the
details of the project schedule as well as how traffic and emergency services
will be managed during the bridge closure,” said Kirk Slusher, deputy
director for the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1.
During the week of
Jan. 7, installation of a temporary traffic signal on the north side of
the interchange at U.S. Route 24 and Domersville Road, and at U.S. Route
24 and Baltimore Street is expected to begin. The temporary signals will
provide for better traffic flow once the bridge is closed.
The first work at the
bridge itself is scheduled to begin the week of Jan. 14 when construction
of a causeway for equipment access will begin.
None of the work occurring
in January is anticipated to have a significant effect on traffic.
When the bridge is
closed in mid-February, it will remain closed for at least nine months
during the project which will completely replace the existing structure
with a bridge that will carry four lanes of traffic and provide better
access across the bridge for pedestrians, bicyclists and those with
The project cost is
Construction, Hinckley, is the general contractor for the project.
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.