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Traffic Advisory
Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Communications District Two

For immediate release:
August 26, 2008

CENTRAL AVENUE BRIDGE PROJECT

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 Tuesday, August 26, at 10pm until Wednesday, August 27, at 6am, 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.

Lane Closures: Beginning Tuesday, August 26, at 10pm, until Wednesday, August 27 at 6am, northbound I-75 from the I-75/I-475 split to Berdan Avenue will be restricted to one lane of traffic. Traffic on this lane of I-75 will be stopped for 15 minute intervals. Motorists are advised to use caution on northbound I-75 near the construction zone.

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