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Traffic Advisory
Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Communications District Two

For immediate release:
August 22, 2008

CENTRAL AVENUE DETOUR

Bowling Green:    ODOT District 2 announces the following update to the I-475/75 bridge replacement project.  Updates are underlined and in bold.

2.  Interstate 475/Interstate 75: 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 Friday, August 22, at 10pm until Saturday, August 23, at 6am, intermittent overnight lane closures will occur.  The Central Avenue bridge over I-75 is closed to traffic and pedestrians until October 2009.  Central Avenue detour: two-way traffic is now permitted on the service roads between Willys Parkway and Central Avenue. 

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

    • The ramp from northbound I-75 to Jeep Parkway/Willys Parkway (Exit 205A) is closed.  Detour: Berdan Avenue (Exit 205B); Jeep Parkway. 
    • 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. 
    • The ramp from Jeep Parkway/Willys Parkway to southbound I-75 is closed.  Detour:  North Cove Boulevard; Central Avenue; Kelly Avenue; eastbound I-475.
    • 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