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Traffic Advisory
Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Communications District Two

For immediate release:
August 5, 2008


Bowling Green:  ODOT District 2 announces the following updates to the Central Avenue bridge replacement project in Lucas County.


5. Interstate 475: Bridge Replacement
Lucas County (340-08):
Replacement of three bridges at Central Avenue, Douglas Road and Auburn Avenue for the widening of I-475/I-75. Intermittent shoulder closures are possible on I-75 in both directions at the Central Avenue bridge. Additionally, intermittent overnight lane restrictions are possible from 10pm until 6am on I-75 at the Central Avenue bridge. Beginning Monday, August 11, the Central Avenue bridge over I-75 will be closed to traffic and pedestrians until October 2009. Central Avenue detour: Upton Avenue; Monroe Street; Detroit Avenue.

Beginning, Monday, August 11, four interchange ramps from Willys Parkway and North Cove Boulevard to I-75 and I-475 will close until October 2009:

The ramp from northbound I-75 to Jeep Parkway/Willys Parkway (Exit 205A) will close. Detour: Berdan Avenue (Exit 205B); Jeep Parkway.

The ramp from eastbound I-475 to Jeep Parkway/Willys Parkway (Exit 204) will close. Detour: I-75, Berdan Avenue exit (Exit 205A); Jeep Parkway.

The ramp from Jeep Parkway/Willys Parkway to southbound I-75 will close. Detour: North Cove Boulevard; Central Avenue; eastbound I-475.

The ramp from North Cove Boulevard to westbound I-475 will close. Detour: Central Avenue; Upton Avenue.

Project complete: October 2010. All work is weather permitting.

For Further Information Contact:
Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Communications District Two
(419) 373-4428