Interstate 75/475: Interchange Project
BOWLING GREEN (Wednesday, August 15, 2012) - The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following update on the Interstate 75/475 interchange project.  Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined.
Lucas/Wood County
 
1. Interstate 75/475: Interchange Upgrade
Lucas County (281-10):
 Upgrade the I-75/I-475 interchange, widen I-475 from Rushland Avenue to I-75 and construct a new interchange at ProMedica Parkway.

INTERSTATE RESTRICTIONS
Through 2012, the right lane in both directions of I-475, between Monroe Street and I-75, is restricted. Additional lane restrictions are possible, overnight from 7pm to 6am, on I-475 in both directions from Rushland Avenue to I-75 and on I-75 in both directions from Detroit Avenue to Berdan Avenue.

RAMP RESTRICTIONS 
  • The ramp from westbound I-475 to Douglas Road is open.
  • Through August, the ramp from Douglas Road to eastbound I-475 is closed.  Detour: Monroe Street; Secor Road; I-475.
  • Through 2013, the ramp from Monroe Street to eastbound I-475 is closed. Detour: Secor Road; eastbound I-475.
  • The ramp from westbound I-475 to Jackman Road is permanently closed.
  • Through 2013, the ramp from North Cove Boulevard to westbound I-475 is closed. Detour: Central Avenue; Upton Avenue; westbound I-475.
  • The ramp from Upton/Kelley Avenue to eastbound I-475 is permanently closed. Detour: Central Avenue; Jeep Parkway; I-75. The ramp from ProMedica Parkway to eastbound I-475 is scheduled to open by fall 2012.
  • Through 2013, the ramp from eastbound I-475 to Jeep Parkway is closed. Detour: northbound I-75; Berdan Avenue (Exit 205B); Jeep Parkway.
 
CITY STREET TRAFFIC
·         Effective today through Friday, August 17, daily from 9am until 2pm, Central Avenue, from Jackman Road to Upton Avenue, will be closed for bridge removal.  Detour: Jackman Road; Berdan Avenue, Upton Avenue.
·         Through 2013, Upton Avenue, between Georgia Avenue and Central Avenue.
·         Through September, westbound Central Avenue, between Upton Avenue and Monroe Street is reduced to one lane. 
  • Through 2013, Sherbrooke Road, between Groveland Road and Marlow Road, is closed. Detour: Monroe Street; Douglas Road; Berdan Avenue.
  • Through 2012, Giant Street, between Upton Avenue and Bigelow Street, is closed for sewer relocation. Suggested alternate route: Jackman Road.

Project complete: Fall 2013. All work is weather permitting.