Interstate 75/475 Interchange Widening Project
BOWLING GREEN (Thursday, December 1, 2011) - The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following update to the I-75/I-475 interchange widening project in Lucas County. Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined.
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.
Through summer 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.
*INTERCHANGE TRAFFIC SHIFT*
Tonight from 9pm until Friday, December 2 at 5am, the ramp from southbound I-75 to westbound I-475 will be closed for traffic shift. Detour: Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B); northbound I-75; westbound I-475. Additionally at this time, the ramp from northbound I-75 to westbound I-475 will be reduced to one lane for traffic shift. Motorists should be aware of the change in traffic patterns on this interchange for the Friday morning commute.
*NEW RAMP OPENING*
Tonight from 6pm until Friday, December 2 at 6am, intermittent lane and short-term closures are possible on eastbound I-475 from Douglas Road to Central Avenue for barrier wall removal.
By Friday, December 2 at 6am, the new ramp from eastbound I-475 to ProMedica Parkway will be open. Following the opening of the above ramp, the ramp from eastbound I-475 to Central Avenue (Exit 19) will close permanently.
RAMP RESTRICTIONS *RAMP FROM DOUGLAS ROAD TO EASTBOUND I-475 OPENS FRIDAY*
Through Friday December 2, the ramp from Douglas Road to eastbound I-475 is closed. Detour: Monroe Street; Secor Road; I-475.
Through summer 2012, the ramp from westbound I-475 to Douglas Road is closed. Detour: Secor Road (Exit 17); Monroe Street.
Through November 2012, the ramp from Monroe Street to eastbound I-475 is closed. Detour: Secor Road; eastbound I-475.
Through fall of 2012, the ramp from North Cove Boulevard to westbound I-475 is closed. Detour: Central Avenue; Upton Avenue; westbound I-475.
Through fall of 2012, the ramp from Upton/Kelley Avenue to eastbound I-475 is closed. Detour: Central Avenue; Jeep Parkway; I-75. The ramp from ProMedica Parkway to eastbound I-475 is scheduled to open by spring 2012.
Through fall of 2012, the ramp from eastbound I-475 to Jeep Parkway is closed. Detour: northbound I-75; Berdan Avenue (Exit 205B); Jeep Parkway.
CITY STREET TRAFFIC
Through Friday, December 2, lane restrictions are possible on Central Avenue at Promedica Parkway for intersection improvement.
Through December, Giant Street, between Upton Avenue and Bigelow Street, is closed for sewer relocation. Suggested alternate route: Jackman Road.
Through December 2012, Upton Avenue, between Georgia Avenue and Central Avenue and Central Avenue, between Upton Avenue and Jackman Road are reduced to one lane in each direction.
Through December 2012, Sherbrooke Road, between Groveland Road and Marlow Road, is closed. Detour: Monroe Street; Douglas Road; Berdan Avenue.
Project complete: Fall 2013. All work is weather permitting.
For more information contact:
The District 2 Public Information office at (419) 373-4428