ODOT Proposes Northbound Interstate 75 Detour in Toledo
Invitation for Public Comment
BOWLING GREEN (Tuesday, March 29, 2016) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two is seeking public comment for the proposed detour of northbound Interstate 75 in the City of Toledo at the interchange of Interstates 75 and 280 in Lucas County. The detour will take northbound Interstate 75 traffic south on Interstate 280 to Central Avenue, where new ramps will be constructed, then back north on Interstate 280 to Interstate 75.
In order to safely and efficiently accommodate the interstate traffic, the Central Avenue bridge over Interstate 280 will be closed to local automobile traffic. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians. Local motorists seeking to cross Interstate 280 will be encouraged to use Greenbelt Parkway to the south or Manhattan Boulevard to the north.
The detour will begin in May and is expected to last until the end of the 2016 construction season. During this period, a minimum of two lanes of traffic will be maintained on the interstates at all times. Motorists on Interstate 75 northbound should expect significant delays. The ramps constructed at Central Avenue will be removed when the project is complete. All work is weather dependent.
Comments may be sent by April 13, 2016, to the following contact:
The Ohio Department of Transportation District 2 Office
Attention: Stacy Schimmoeller, Environmental Coordinator or visit
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