Bridge Deck Repair Project in Lucas and

Wood Counties

Construction will impact interstate system in Metro Toledo Area this weekend

BOWLING GREEN (Thursday, October 07, 2010) – (475-10) The Ohio Department of Transportation District Two today announces the start of construction on a $743,000 bridge deck repair project in District Two.  

Work is scheduled to begin this weekend along Interstate 475 in both directions, between Airport Highway and Angola Road. The project’s completion date is August of 2011.

Motorists can expect evening and weekend lane restrictions along the interstate system in Metro Toledo and in Wood county throughout the fall.  Work zones will be changing locations throughout the project. 

As part of ODOT's statewide effort to reduce crashes in temporary work zones, the speed limit in these moving work zones will be reduced to 50mph.  ODOT reminds motorists that “50 is nifty”, within these temporary and permanent work zones. 

This construction season, two construction workers have been killed in Ohio Interstate work zones.

ODOT District Two Deputy Director David Dysard says, “Safety is a priority at ODOT, and that’s the intent of this program. 
The causes of most work zone related crashes are speeding, vehicles following too close together, drivers making improper lane changes and distracted driving.” 

Velotta Company, of Sharon Center, Ohio has been awarded the contract that will repair several bridge decks in Lucas and Wood Counties along Interstates 75 and 475 this fall.  The project resumes next spring with work on bridges in Henry and Ottawa counties. 

Expect frequent updates on this project. Below will be issued in this week’s construction update: 

Various Routes: Bridge Deck Repair
Lucas & Wood Counties: (475-10):
Deck patching of various bridges in Lucas and Wood Counties. Beginning, Friday, October 8, from 7pm through 12:01am, Sunday, October 10, both directions of I-475 from Airport Highway to Hill Avenue will be reduced to one lane for bridge repair.  Future work will be announced.  Project complete: August 2012.   All work is weather permitting.