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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 August 24, 2015

Allen County
 
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.
 
Ohio 81 between Sugar Street and Neubrecht Road will continue to be restricted through October as pavement repairs, curb and resurfacing work continues. Two lanes of traffic are traveling in the eastbound direction and one lane in the westbound direction. Work is being performed by R.B. Jergens Contractors Inc., Dayton.
 
Defiance County

U.S. 24 from Baltimore Street in Defiance to the Domersville Road exit will be restricted to one lane through the work zone through the end of August for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by Gerken Paving, Columbus.
 
Hancock County
 
Ohio 613 from Interstate 75 to Fostoria will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for berm work. Work will be performed by the Hancock County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
U.S. 224 from Trenton Avenue in Findlay to County Road 212 east of Findlay including Main Street will be restricted through the fall for a resurfacing project. Installation of handicap ramps between County Road 212 and Plaza Street is scheduled to begin August 24. Ramp work will also affect north-south movement on County Road 236 and Bright Road. Beginning August 31. Grinding of the road surface will take place beginning at County Road 212 east of Findlay and Plaza Street. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
 
Ohio 613 on the far east side of Van Buren at the railroad crossing which closed on August 5 for a railroad repair has reopened
 
Interstate 75 northbound and southbound south of Findlay, from three miles south of the rest areas to the Interstate 75/Ohio 15 interchange is restricted to one lane in each direction for a joint repair and resurfacing project.  Work is currently occurring in the northbound and southbound passing lanes but work will switch to the northbound and southbound driving lanes and traffic will be traveling in the passing lanes. This switch is scheduled to occur on Friday, August 21 in the southbound direction and on Tuesday, August 25 in the northbound direction, weather permitting. The driving lane has been shifted so that traffic is straddling the rumble strips in both directions. Also as a part of this project the rest areas will close sometime in the coming weeks. Work will continue through late fall. Work is being performed by Shelly Company, Findlay.
 
Ohio 15 from the Findlay airport to Ohio 37 eastbound and westbound will remain restricted to one lane in each direction through the end of summer for a resurfacing project. 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
 
Ohio 67 between Kenton and Ohio 235 will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the Hardin County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 235 between Ohio 117 and Ohio 67 will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the Hardin County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 67 north of the village of Roundhead just east of Ohio 235 closed June 15 for approximately three months for a bridge repair project over the Scioto River. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 235, Ohio 309 and U.S. 68 back to Ohio 67. Work is being performed by Eagle Bridge Co., Sidney.
 
Ohio 81 between County Road 159 east of Dunkirk and Township Road 165 will be closing August 24 for approximately 30 days for two culvert replacements. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 68, U.S. 30, Ohio 37 and Ohio 53. Work is being performed by Sand Ridge Excavating, Cloverdale, and the Hardin County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Paulding County
 
Ohio 613 west of County Road 137 will be restricted to one lane throughout the week for roadside work. Work is being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 111 just east of Road 133 will be restricted to one lane for ditch work. Work is being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
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 65 northeast of Ottawa closed August 4 for approximately two weeks for a culvert replacement. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 109 and Ohio 613. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 12 east of Pandora, just east of Road 4, will be closed for five days beginning on August 24 for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 235, Interstate 75 and Ohio 696 back to Ohio 12. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
U.S. 224 between Ohio 634 and Ohio 190 closed on August 10 for 30 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 634 and Ohio 190 back to U.S. 224. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel, Napoleon.
 
U.S. 224 in Glandorf will close on August 31 for approximately three days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 694, Ohio 115 and Ohio 15. Work is being done by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Ohio 189 at the east edge of Ottoville closed May 27 for an emergency culvert repair. The road is closed for an indefinite amount of time. Traffic is being detoured onto Ohio 190, Ohio 634 and U.S. 224 back to Ohio 189.
 
Van Wert County
 
Ohio 116 at the south end of Venedocia will be closed beginning August 24 for approximately nine days for culvert replacements at three locations. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 127 and Ohio 709 back to Ohio 116. Work is being performed by the Van Wert County ODOT maintenance garage.
 
Wyandot County
 
Ohio 67 between Ohio 294 and County Highway 64 will be closed August 18 for approximately 30 days for a culvert replacement and drainage project. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 294, Ohio 37 and Ohio 53. Work is being performed by Mark Haynes Construction, Norwalk.
 
U.S. 23/30 northbound and southbound at Upper Sandusky is currently reduced to one lane through the work zone for bridge and pavement repair and resurfacing. On U.S. 23 the zone extends from south of Ohio 182 to just south of County Road 47, and on U.S. 30 from the U.S. 23 split to Township Highway 103. The project will continue through October. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
U.S. 23 interchange with Ohio 199, Upper Sandusky All ramps at the interchange are now open.
 
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or email
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