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Traffic Advisory
Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Communications District Two

For immediate release:
August 25, 2008

RAMP CLOSURES AND I-75 LANE RESTRICTIONS

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 The Central Avenue bridge over I-75 is closed to traffic and pedestrians until October 2009. Central Avenue detour: two-way traffic is permitted on the service roads between Willys Parkway and Central Avenue. Project complete: October 2010. All work is weather permitting.Ramp Closures: Beginning Monday, August 25, at 9pm until Tuesday, August 26, at 6am, the ramp from southbound I-75 to westbound I-475 will be closed. Once work is completed, the ramp from eastbound I-475 to northbound I-75 will be closed. Detour: southbound I-75; Detroit Avenue exit (Exit 203B); northbound I-75 or westbound I-475.

Lane Closures: Beginning Monday, August 25, at 10pm, until Monday, August 26 at 6am, southbound I-75 from Berdan Avenue to Central Avenue will be restricted to one lane of traffic. Traffic on this lane will be stopped for 15 minute intervals.

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.

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