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Highway Construction
Week of May 23, 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:
·       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.

·       Beginning Monday, May 23, the single northbound lane on Interstate 75 through the contraflow area will be closed from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. each day through Thursday, May 26 while embankment work occurs.
o   During the lane closure, the exit ramp from Interstate 75 northbound to Ohio 65 will be closed, also from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. each of those days.
§  Traffic will be detoured north on Interstate 75 to Fourth Street to Interstate 75 southbound back to Ohio 65.
o   The entrance ramp from Ohio 65 to Interstate 75 northbound will be intermittently closed, also during the hours of 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. each of those days.
§  Traffic will be detoured south on Interstate 75 to Breese Road back to Interstate 75 northbound.
·       Beginning May 31 and continuing for approximately three weeks, the single northbound lane on Interstate 75 through the contraflow area will close during the hours of 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. while embankment work occurs.
o   During the lane closure, the entrance ramp from Ohio 65 to northbound Interstate 75 will be intermittently closed, also between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
§  Traffic will be detoured south on Interstate 75 to Breese Road back to Interstate 75 northbound.
o   The exit ramp from northbound Interstate 75 to Ohio 65 will 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.

·       Yoder Road is occasionally closed during evening and overnight hours, but generally remains open during the operating hours of the Orthopedic Institute of Ohio.

·       Hanthorn Road over Interstate 75 remains closed until June.

Sealing of pavement cracks will take place at the following locations throughout the week. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage:
·       Interstate 75 southbound between Napoleon Road to Bluelick Road.
·       Ohio 117 from Bowman Road to the Auglaize County line.
·       Ohio 309 from east of Interstate 75 to Bowman Road.
·       Ohio 81 from Sugar Street to Roush Road.
Ohio 309 will be impacted by several long-term projects throughout the construction season as follows:
 
·       Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Robb Avenue to Cole Street, Lima, is restricted in the eastbound direction 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   By the end of the coming week, all lanes are expected to be open until after the Memorial Day holiday. Paving will take place following the holiday as well as the upgrade of traffic signals at Cole Street and Rosedale Avenue.
o   The overall project will be completed in the fall.
 
·       Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Eastown Road to U.S. 30, including the village of Elida, will be restricted beginning in May for widening, curb and gutter installation, drainage improvements and resurfacing. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation LLC, Celina.
 
The following impacts are occurring or upcoming:
 
o   Daily lane restrictions will begin in the coming week from Eastown Road through the village of Elida and will continue through the fall. Traffic patterns will change frequently.

·       Ohio 309 (Harding Highway) from Bowman Road to Ohio 235, Ada, will be closed beginning in June for 70 days for culvert replacements at several locations. Work will initially begin within the overlap of Ohio 235/Ohio 309. 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.
 
Ohio 65 from Yoder Road to East 4th Street will be closed beginning on June 27 for approximately three days for culvert replacemens. Traffic will be detoured onto Interstate 75 to East 4th street back to Ohio 65. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.
 
Defiance County
 
Pavement repairs will be done at the following locations with traffic maintained through the work zone. Work is being performed by the ODOT Defiance County maintenance garage:
·       Ohio 18 from Sherwood to the Ohio 15/18 split
·       Ohio 111 from the Paulding County line to the south corporation limit of Defiance
 
Hancock County
There are no projects scheduled during the week which will have a significant impact on traffic.
 
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. 
o   Southbound traffic was switched onto new pavement on May 17 and May 18.
o   Northbound traffic will be switched onto new pavement on May 18 and 19 which will reduce traffic to one lane during nighttime hours.

·       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
 
Berm work will take place along the following routes with traffic maintained through the work zone. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage:
·       U.S. 68 from the city of Kenton to the Hancock County line
·       Ohio 117 from the Allen County line to the Logan County line
·       Ohio 235 from the Logan County line to Ohio 117
 
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 restricted through the work zone for resurfacing which began May 17. Work is being performed by Shelly Co., Findlay.

·       Ohio 309 (Harding Highway) from Bowman Road to Ohio 235, Ada, will be closed beginning in June for 70 days for culvert replacements at several locations. Work will initially begin within the overlap of Ohio 235/Ohio 309. 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.
 
Paulding County
 
Ohio 114 between U.S. 30 and Ohio 49, just west of Township Road 11, will be closed beginning on May 31 for approximately 30 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto County Road 1, U.S. 30 to Ohio 49 back to Ohio 114. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation, Celina.

Drainage work will occur at the following locations with traffic maintained through the work zone. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
·       Ohio 111 east of U.S. 127
·       Ohio 637 east of Ohio 111
 
Ohio 49 north of Antwerp, north of County Road 230, will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for tile repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.
 
Putnam County
 
There are no projects scheduled during the week which will have a significant impact on traffic.
 
Van Wert County
 
Ohio 697 at the west edge of Delphos is now open following a railroad repair project.
 
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 entire U.S. 127 (Washington St.)/Ervin Road intersection will be closed from Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27 for water main and sanitary sewer work. During the intersection closure, access to local businesses will be available via Fox Road.
·       From Tuesday, May 31st through Saturday, June 4th, U.S. 127 (Washington St.) will be closed completely between the Sherwin Williams Store and the Shell Gas station for installation of two culverts. Access to all businesses will be maintained using access points at either Fox Road or Ervin Road.
 
Wyandot County
 
U.S. 30 westbound ramp to U.S. 23 southbound, Upper Sandusky, may be restricted at times beginning early May for a slope repair project. Work is being performed by Trucco Construction, Delaware. –Contractor still waiting to begin.
 
Ohio 103 bridge over U.S. 23/Ohio 15, south of Carey, is restricted to one lane through the work zone for a bridge rehabilitation project. The bridge will close later in the summer for approximately 30 days. Work is being performed by DOT Construction Corp., Canfield.
 
Ohio 293 bridge just south of Wharton is restricted to one lane through the work zone for a bridge rehabilitation project. The bridge will close later in the summer for approximately 30 days. Work is being performed by DOT Construction Corp., Canfield.
 
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. Traffic is maintained throughout the project. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.
 
 
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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.