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U.S. 224 interchange reconstruction to begin early February
ODOT, contractor to present project details during public meeting
LIMA (Friday, January 24, 2014) The Ohio Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to present the details of a project which will reconstruct the interchange of U.S. 224 and Interstate 75 in Findlay.
The meeting will be held Thursday, January 30 beginning at 6 p.m. at Owens State Community College, 3200 Bright Road, Findlay. The meeting will be held in room EC 111ABC.
A presentation will begin at 6 p.m. with an opportunity for questions following. Displays of the project will be available.
Officials with ODOT and its contractor on the project, Miller Brothers Construction Inc., Archbold, will present the project details, the general schedule of construction and the impacts to traffic that can be expected.
Work on the project is expected to begin the first week of February with traffic on U.S. 224 being significantly affected a few weeks later.
“This is a project which will impact the Findlay area. It’s important for the public and local businesses to attend the meeting and to learn what will take place,” said Kirk Slusher, Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 deputy director.
The project involves replacing the bridge on U.S. 224 over Interstate 75, widening the roadway from five lanes to six to create two travel lanes in each direction and a dedicated turn lane onto Interstate 75 for each direction, reconstructing the ramps, replacing the existing traffic signals, and constructing a sidewalk on the south side of the bridge from Broad Street to North Ridge Road.
The project is one of several state wide which will be constructed entirely with funds secured from Ohio Turnpike bonding. The projects were approved last October by the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Committee after being approved and submitted by the Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC).
 
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
 
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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