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Traffic Advisory
Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Communications District Two

For immediate release:
August 19, 2008

CENTRAL AVENUE BRIDGE PROJECT

Bowling Green:  ODOT District Two announces the following update to the Central Avenue Bridge project. The update is highlighted in bold and underlined.

3. 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. The Central Avenue bridge over I-75 is closed to traffic and pedestrians until October 2009. Central Avenue detour: Upton Avenue; Monroe Street; Detroit Avenue. Modified Central Avenue Detour: Beginning Monday, August 18, at 7am until Thursday, August 21, Jeep Parkway from Central Avenue to Willys Parkway and North Cove Boulevard from Jeep Parkway to Central Avenue will close for construction of a modified detour for the Central Avenue bridge. Upon completion, two-way traffic will be permitted on the service roads between Willys Parkway and Central Avenue. This modification will replace the current Central Avenue Detour. Motorists are advised to use current Central Avenue detour until modified detour is in place.

Beginning Tuesday August 19, from 9pm through Wednesday, August 20 at 6:00am, the ramp from southbound I-75 to westbound I-475 will be closed for bridge deck removal. Detour: Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B); northbound I-75; eastbound I-475.

The four interchange ramps from Willys Parkway and North Cove Boulevard to I-75 and I-475 are closed until October 2009:

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

o The ramp from eastbound I-475 to Jeep Parkway/Willys Parkway (Exit 205A) is closed. Detour: I-75, Berdan Avenue exit (Exit 205B); Jeep Parkway.

o The ramp from Jeep Parkway/Willys Parkway to southbound I-75 is closed. Detour: North Cove Boulevard; Central Avenue; Kelly Avenue; eastbound I-475.

o The ramp from North Cove Boulevard to westbound I-475 is closed. Detour: Central Avenue; Upton Avenue.

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

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For Further Information Contact:
Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Communications District Two
(419) 373-4428
http://www.buckeyetraffic.org