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March 11, 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 14, 2016
Allen County
Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Robb Avenue to Cole Street will be 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 will be permanently closed on Monday, March 14. Lane restrictions will begin in the westbound direction first, then switch eastbound. 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 will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for soil borings in preparation for replacement of the bridge which is currently scheduled in 2019. Boring work began in February and has been delayed due to weather. The restriction will affect both the northbound and southbound directions, one direction at a time. The restrictions are generally occurring between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, weekdays only. Work is being performed by Pro GeoTech, Cleveland.
Hardin County
Ohio 235 southbound just north of Ohio 67 will be restricted through the work zone during the week for utility work. Traffic through the work zone will be maintained with temporary traffic signals. Work is being performed by Buckeye Pipeline, Columbus.
 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.
Putnam County
Ohio 696 between the Allen County line and Ohio 12 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.
Van Wert County

Sealing of pavement cracks will take place at the following locations during the week. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage:
-U.S. 30, both eastbound and westbound, between the city of Van Wert and the Indiana line.
-Ohio 49, both northbound and southbound, between U.S. 30 and U.S. 224.
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.