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March 18, 2016
Traffic Advisory

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
Please contact us at 419-999-6803; regarding highway construction in the area.
Highway Construction
Week of March 21, 2016
Allen County
Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Robb Avenue to Cole Street 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. Three lanes of traffic will remain open at all times throughout the duration of the project. Only one lane at a time will be taken out of service. The project will be completed in the fall. Work is being performed by Smith Paving, Norwalk.
Defiance County
Ohio 15 (Clinton Street) on the bridge over the Maumee River in the city of Defiance is not currently restricted for soil borings in preparation for replacement of the bridge which is currently scheduled in 2019. Boring work has been partially completed but has been delayed until the water level of the river decreases. Work is being performed by Pro GeoTech, Cleveland.
Wyandot County
Ohio 53 just south of County Highway 35 south of McCutchenville will be closed for five days beginning March 21 for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 103, Ohio 67, Ohio 100 and U.S. 224 back to Ohio 53. Work is being performed by the ODOT Wyandot County maintenance garage
Paulding County
Ohio 49 north of the village of Payne, between Road 94 and Road 96, will be closed beginning March 21 for 60 days for a bridge replacement project. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 500 and Ohio 111 back to Ohio 49. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel, Napoleon.
For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
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.