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.
 
INTERSTATE RESTRICTIONS
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.
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For more information contact:
The District 2 Public Information office at (419) 373-4428