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Highway Construction
Week of July 11, 2016

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 www.ohgo.com.
 
Please contact us at 419-999-6803; rhonda.pees@dot.ohio.gov for information regarding highway construction in the area.
 
Allen County
 
Interstate 75 from the Auglaize County line to Fourth Street, through Lima and Allen County, will have occasional lane closures throughout the year during the final year of the reconstruction of the interstate. Current and upcoming impacts to traffic are as follows:
·       Lane closures are occurring throughout the project both northbound and southbound for work in the median.

·       Traffic on I-75 north and south of the Ohio 65 interchange area continues to travel in a contraflow pattern where two southbound lanes and one northbound lane of traffic are traveling on the southbound side of the interstate, and one northbound lane is traveling on the northbound side of the interstate. Traffic will remain in this pattern until late summer.
 
·       Traffic on I-75 northbound will continue to be reduced to one lane through the contraflow zone Monday through Friday for approximately the next three weeks, from approximately 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, for drainage and bridge work.
o   The exit ramp from northbound Interstate 75 to Ohio 65 will likely be closed during these same hours Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
§  Traffic will be detoured north on Interstate 75 to Fourth Street to Interstate 75 southbound to Ohio 65.
o   On Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m., the right, northbound lane through the Ohio 65 interchange area will be closed until approximately 2 p.m. on Monday, July 18 during pouring and curing of the concrete for the bridge deck at the interchange.
§  During the operation, the exit ramp from northbound I-75 to Ohio 65 will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 15 until approximately 3 a.m. the following morning.
§  Traffic will be detoured north on Interstate 75 to Fourth Street to Interstate 75 southbound back to Ohio 65.
§  The northbound entrance ramp is expected to remain open.

·       Heavy truck traffic will be present throughout the project for the next several weeks, especially in the area of the Ohio 65 interchange and the Yoder Road area, near the Orthopedic Institute of Ohio complex.

·       Paving of the final layer of asphalt throughout the project is expected to take place in late July and early August.
 

Additional Allen County projects:
 
Interstate 75 northbound will be restricted to one lane at the Ohio 696 interchange for pavement repairs. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.  
 
Ohio 117 eastbound from Bowman Road to the Auglaize County line will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement grinding and repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 501 westbound from Ohio 117 to the Auglaize County line will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement grinding and repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 309 will be impacted by several projects throughout the construction season as follows:
 
·       Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Robb Avenue to Cole Street, Lima, 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. Work is being performed by Smith Paving, Norwalk.
o   Drainage, curb replacement, resurfacing and pavement marking work is now complete.
o   Reconstruction of two traffic signals at Rosedale Ave. and Cole St. is ongoing and may result in short-term lane restrictions.
 
·       Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Eastown Road to U.S. 30, including the village of Elida, is restricted for widening, curb and gutter installation, drainage improvements and resurfacing. The project will continue through the fall. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation LLC, Celina.
 
The following impacts are occurring or upcoming. Traffic patterns will change frequently:
 
o   Ohio 309 from west of Elida to U.S. 30, Delphos, will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for the next few weeks for pavement patching in preparation for resurfacing. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers. Motorists should expect delays.
o   Ohio 309 eastbound from Pioneer Road to East Road is maintained with two lanes westbound and one eastbound. The turn lane is maintained as well.
§  Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction at various locations through this area for drainage installation. The restrictions will be in place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Traffic delays should be expected.
§  Traffic patterns will change frequently through this section.
o   Traffic will be flagged through the intersections of Baty Road and Ohio 309, and at East Road and Ohio 309 for one day each during the week for drainage work.

·       Ohio 309 (Harding Highway) from Bowman Road, Lima, to Ohio 235, Ada, closed June 6 until mid August for culvert replacements at several locations. Access to area residences will be maintained. Through traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 235, Ohio 81 and Interstate 75 back to Ohio 309. Work is being performed by R.D. Jones Excavating, Harrod.
o   The entire length of roadway is closed to through traffic. Those not residing within or traveling to a business within the project area will be subject to fines by law enforcement.

Ohio 65, Ohio 81, Ohio 117 and Ohio 309 pavement repair and resurfacing project will have the following impacts to traffic in the coming weeks. Work is being performed by Shelly Company, Lima:
·       Paving has been completed. Installation of pavement reflectors and final pavement markings will take place in the coming weeks with traffic maintained through the work zone on Ohio 65/81 (North St.) between Jameson Avenue and Jackson Street, Ohio 117 (Spencerville Rd./Woodlawn Ave.) between Seriff Road and Elm Street, Ohio 117 between Ohio 309 (Harding Hwy.) and just east of Greely Chapel Road, and Ohio 309 (Jameson Ave.) between Cole Street and North Street.
 
Ohio 117 and Ohio 501 (Wapak Road) intersection realignment and widening project and construction of left-turn lanes on Ohio 117 began June 30. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton. The following impacts to traffic are upcoming:
·       Wapak Road at Ohio 117 closed July 5 for approximately 30 days.
 
Defiance County
 
U.S. 24 throughout Defiance and Paulding County is restricted both eastbound and westbound at various locations throughout the corridor during repair of the concrete pavement. The project will likely require ramp closures at the interchanges. Work will continue through late summer. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
U.S. 24 from the Paulding County line to the Henry County line will be restricted with traffic maintained throughout the week for a berm replacement project. Work is being performed by the ODOT Defiance County maintenance garage.
 
Hancock County
Ohio 37 between Township Road 166 and Township Road 37, approximately three miles north of Mt. Blanchard, will be closed on July 11 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 103, U.S. 68 and Ohio 15 back to Ohio 37. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.
 
Interstate 75 between Perrysburg and County Road 99 north of Findlay will have the following restrictions through the fall during reconstruction and widening:
 
·       Through November, overnight lane restrictions, generally from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., are possible on I-75 between the I-75/I-475 interchange in Perrysburg and County Road 99 in Hancock County. Through December, 11-foot lane width restrictions are in place on I-75 between U.S. 20 in Perrysburg and County Road 99 in Hancock County. 

·       Through December, Township Road 101 in Hancock County, between County Road 220 and Township Road 142, is closed for bridge work over I-75. 
 
Hardin County
 
Ohio 31 between Township Road 240 and County Road 230, approximately one mile south of Mt. Victory, will be closed on July 11 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 292, Ohio 47 and back to Ohio 31. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.

Ohio 195 south of the village of McGuffey will be restricted to one lane through the work zone during soil boring work in preparation for a future bridge project. Work is being performed by ODOT central office.
Ohio 309 will be impacted throughout the construction season as follows:
 
·       Ohio 309 from County Road 171 just east of Kenton to the Marion County line is occasionally restricted through the work zone for resurfacing which began May 17. The project is essentially complete with minor finish work still occurring. Work is being performed by Shelly Co., Findlay.

·       Ohio 309 (Harding Highway) from Bowman Road, Lima, to Ohio 235, Ada, closed June 6 for approximately 70 days for culvert replacements at several locations. Access to area residences will be maintained. Through traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 235, Ohio 81 and Interstate 75 back to Ohio 309. Work is being performed by R.D. Jones Excavating, Harrod.
o   The entire length of roadway is closed to through traffic. Those not residing within or traveling to a business within the project area will be subject to fines by law enforcement.
 
Paulding County
 
U.S. 24 throughout Defiance and Paulding County is restricted both eastbound and westbound at various locations throughout the corridor during repair of the concrete pavement. The project will likely require ramp closures at the interchanges. Work will continue through late summer. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
Ohio 500 and Ohio 613 intersection, east of the village of Payne, will be closed on July 11 for approximately five days for a railroad repair project. The detours for this route are as follows. Work is being performed by Norfolk & Southern Railroad:
·       (Ohio 500) Traffic will be detoured north onto Ohio 49, east on Ohio 111 and back to Ohio 500.
·       (Ohio 613) Traffic will be detoured north on Ohio 49, east on Oho 111, south on U.S. 127 and back to Ohio 613.
 
Ohio 637 between County Road 126 and County Road 138 will be closed on July 11 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 613, Ohio 66 and back to Ohio 637. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 637 between Road 138 and Road 146 will be closed on July 11 for approximately 30 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 613, Ohio 66 and back to Ohio 637.  Work is being performed by VTF Excavation.
 
Putnam County
 
Ohio 108 from Ohio 15 to the Henry County line will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for tarring and chipping of the road. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.
Ohio 65 from Columbus Grove to Leipsic, excluding the village of Ottawa, is restricted to one lane through the work zone for a resurfacing project. The section from the village of Leipsic to the village of Ottawa is essentially complete. Paving of the section from the village of Ottawa to the village of Columbus Grove is expected to begin over the weekend and continue through the week. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
Ohio 12 through the village of Columbus Grove will be resurfaced beginning in approximately three weeks at which time traffic will be restricted to one lane through the work zone. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
Van Wert County
 
Ohio 81 between U.S. 127 and Kneller Road closed on July 5 for approximately three days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto U.S. 33, Ohio 118 and back to Ohio 81. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 81 east of U.S. 127 between Greenville and Mendon Road will be closed on July 11 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 127, Ohio 117, Ohio 116 and back to Ohio 81. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage.
 
U.S. 127 (Washington Street) between Fox Road and Ervin Road in the city of Van Wert closed April 11 for reconstruction and widening of the road. Access to local businesses is maintained. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 81, Ohio 118, Ervin Road/Van Wert-Decatur Road, U.S. 224 and U.S. 30 back to U.S. 127. The closure will remain in place until fall. Work is being performed by Helms & Sons Excavating, Findlay.
·       The U.S. 127 (Washington St.) and Ervin Road intersection closed July 5 for approximately six weeks for reconstruction. Access to businesses and residences is available via Fox Road.
 
U.S. 224 along the ramp from eastbound U.S. 30 to westbound U.S. 224 will be closed in the late summer for approximately one month for a slide repair project. Work is being performed by Jutte Excavating, Fort Recovery.
 
Wyandot County
 
Ohio 53 from U.S. 23 to the Seneca County line, Ohio 67 from Ohio 53 to Township Highway 121, and Ohio 587 from Ohio 53 to the Seneca County line is reduced to one lane through the work zone for a pavement repair and resurfacing project. The project is nearing completion and is having minimal effect on traffic. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
U.S. 23 southbound at the U.S. 30 interchange, Upper Sandusky, may have occasional shoulder closures through the summer during a slope repair project. Work is being performed by Trucco Construction, Delaware.
 
U.S. 30 both eastbound and westbound just west of County Road 128 is restricted to one lane through the work zone until late August during a culvert replacement project. Posted speed through the zone varies when workers are present.
·       County Road 128 both on the north and south side of U.S. 30 closed June 27.
 
Ohio 103 bridge over U.S. 23/Ohio 15, south of Carey, closed on June 13 for approximately 30 days. The detours for this route are as follows. Work is being performed by DOT Construction Corp., Canfield.
·       (Ohio 103 eastbound) Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 23 south, Ohio 199 north, U.S. 23 north and back to Ohio 103.
·       (Ohio 103 westbound/U.S. 23 southbound) Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 15 west, Ohio 330 south, Ohio 15 east and back to Ohio 103.
 
Ohio 293 bridge just south of Wharton closed on July 5 for approximately 30 days for repair. Traffic is detoured onto County Highway 91 and County Highway 47 back to Ohio 293. Work is being performed by DOT Construction Corp., Canfield.
 
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For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us
 
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.