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The following is a weekly report concerning construction and maintenance work 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. This report is issued each week beginning in April and continues through November.
For the latest in statewide construction visit www.ohgo.com. Please contact us at 419-999-6803 with any information needs.
 
Construction and Maintenance Projects
Week of October 26, 2015

Allen County
 
Ohio 65 northbound north of Hanthorn Road, Lima, will be restricted to one lane through the work zone, likely on Monday of the week weather permitting, for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 117 within the village of Spencerville at Ohio 66 closed October 19 for two weeks for a waterline replacement. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 66 to Kolter Road to Monfort Road back to Ohio 117. Work is being performed by the village of Spencerville.
 
Interstate 75 Reconstruction project For the most recent information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction project through Lima and Allen County please visit www.odotlima75.org.
 
Defiance County

Ohio 281 (Domersville Road) just south of U.S. 24 will be closed October 29 for approximately four days for a railroad crossing repair. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 18 (Second Street), Ohio 15/18/66 (Clinton Street) and U.S. 24 back to Ohio 281. Work is being performed by Pioneer Rail Services.
 
Ohio 15 from the village of Ney to U.S. 24 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the Defiance County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Hancock County
 
U.S. 68 at select locations within Hardin and Hancock counties will be restricted to one lane through the work zone during installation of rumble strips down the center line. The strips will be installed at the following locations. Work will begin at the southernmost point and continue to the north. Work is being performed by ML Markings, Columbus:
-From the Logan County line to the south edge of the city of Kenton
-From north of the city of Kenton to the south edge of the village of Dunkirk
-North of the village of Arlington to the south edge of the city of Findlay
 
Interstate 75 traffic northbound and southbound just north of Ohio 103 will be slowed and perhaps stopped for short intervals on October 29 while utility lines are installed over the lanes of traffic. Traffic is expected to be affected by the work beginning at 10 a.m. that day until approximately noon. Law enforcement will assist in traffic control. Work is being performed by Hancock-Wood Electric.
 
U.S. 224 from Trenton Avenue in Findlay to County Road 212 east of Findlay including Main Street is restricted at some locations for minor finish work following a resurfacing project. Work is expected to be completed within the week. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
Interstate 75 northbound and southbound south of Findlay, from three miles south of the rest areas to the Interstate 75/Ohio 15 interchange is currently not restricted and all lanes are open to traffic. In approximately two weeks, traffic will be restricted once again when pavement striping and installation of rumble strips resumes. The project will be complete in late October. Work is being performed by Shelly Company, Findlay.

Ohio 15 from the Findlay airport to Ohio 37 eastbound and westbound is largely complete with some minor finish work remaining. The route is currently unrestricted but work to complete the project is expected to resume within a few weeks. Work is being performed by the Shelly Company, Findlay.
 
Interstate 75 in Wood and Hancock counties: Through 2016, southbound I-75 is reduced to two lanes from US 20 to I-475 in Perrysburg. Through November, from 8pm until 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75 between the I-75/I-475 interchange in Perrysburg to CR 99 in Hancock County. Through 2016, 11-foot lane width restrictions are in place on I-75 between US 20 in Perrysburg to CR 99 in Hancock County.  Project complete: October 2017. All work is weather permitting.
Special events . . .
  • Effective Monday, April 27, through December, Township Road 101 in Hancock County, between CR 220 and TR 142, will be closed for bridge work on I-75.
 
Hardin County
 
U.S. 68 at select locations within Hardin and Hancock counties will be restricted to one lane through the work zone during installation of rumble strips down the center line. The strips will be installed at the following locations. Work will begin at the southernmost point and continue to the north. Work is being performed by ML Markings, Columbus:
·       From the Logan County line to the south edge of the city of Kenton
·       From north of the city of Kenton to the south edge of the village of Dunkirk
·       North of the village of Arlington to the south edge of the city of Findlay
 
Ohio 53 north of Kenton between County Road 90 and County Road 80 will be closed November 9 for two days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 31, U.S. 68 and Ohio 81 back to Ohio 53. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 31 in the village of Mount Victory will be closed October 28 for approximately five days for a railroad crossing repair. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 292 and Ohio 47 back to Ohio 31. Work is being performed by CSX Railroad and Vorst Paving.
 
Ohio 31 in the city of Kenton between Decatur Street and Espy Street will be closed October 28 for approximately two weeks for a railroad crossing repair. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 68, County Road 140 (Letson Avenue) back to Ohio 31. Work is being performed by CSX Transportation.
 
Ohio 31 south of Kenton, south of Ohio 292 between County Road 190 and County Road 200 closed September 14 for a culvert replacement. The culvert work is expected to be complete before the beginning of the week but the route will remain closed for railroad crossing repair which is occurring to the north (see below). Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 292 and Ohio 47 back to Ohio 31. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel, Inc., Napoleon.
·       Within this current closure area, work to repair the railroad crossing on Ohio 31 just north of County Road 175 south of Kenton began October 12 and will be completed in approximately two weeks. Traffic will utilize the same detour. Work is being performed by CSX Railroad.
 
Paulding County
 
U.S. 127 within Van Wert and Paulding counties will be restricted to one lane through the work zone during installation of rumble strips down the center line. The strips will be installed from the Mercer County line to the south edge of the village of Paulding, excluding the city of Van Wert. Work will begin at the southernmost point and continue to the north. Work is being performed by ML Markings, Columbus.
 
Ohio 500 between Ohio 49 and Ohio 111 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 49 between Ohio 111 and U.S. 24 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 500 from Ohio 49 in Payne to the Indiana state line closed September 30 for pavement repair. Traffic is detoured onto County Road 1, Ohio 613 and Ohio 49 back to Ohio 500. Access to residences and farm fields is maintained. The project will continue through October. Work is being performed by Gerken Paving, Napoleon:

U.S. 127
between Garfield Avenue and Jackson Street in the village of Paulding closed April 13 for approximately eight months for a sewer separation project. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 111, Ohio 637 and Ohio 114 back onto U.S. 127. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation, Celina.
 
Putnam County
 
Ohio 189 east of Rimer between County Road 18 and Township Road 17 will close October 26 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 190, U.S. 224 to Ohio 115 back to Ohio 189. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 12 at the west edge of Columbus Grove closed October 7 for approximately five weeks for installation of sanitary sewer. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 65, U.S. 30 and Ohio 115 back to Ohio 12. Work is being performed by Underground Utilities, Inc.
 
Ohio 189 at the east edge of Ottoville is now open following an unplanned culvert repair.
 
Van Wert County
 
U.S. 127 within Van Wert and Paulding counties will be restricted to one lane through the work zone during installation of rumble strips down the center line. The strips will be installed from the Mercer County line to the south edge of the village of Paulding, excluding the city of Van Wert. Work will begin at the southernmost point and continue to the north. Work is being performed by ML Markings, Columbus.
 
U.S. 224 between Van Wert-Decatur Road and U.S. 30 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 116 south of Venedocia will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage.
 
Wyandot County
 
U.S. 23/30 northbound and southbound from south of Ohio 182 to just south of County Road 47 at Upper Sandusky is restricted at certain locations for finish work following a bridge repair and resurfacing project. The project will continue through October. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
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