OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
District 7 ¨ 1001 St. Marys Ave., Sidney, OH 45365
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 2, 2009
I-75 Lane Closures, Brief Shut-Downs and Ramp Closure
Monday, February 2 through Friday, February 6, 2009
The exit ramp from I-75 southbound to SR 4 northbound will be closed and single lane closures will be in effect on I-75 northbound between Main St. and SR 4 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for new bridge construction. The official detour is I-75 southbound to Main St., to I-75 northbound to SR 4 northbound.
Brief, fifteen minute traffic shut-downs may also be in effect on I-75 northbound from Main St. to the SR 4 interchange from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Law enforcement and the contractor will slow traffic on the interstate in advance of the work zone area to begin the temporary shut-downs. These total closures will be brief, fifteen minutes or less, and are necessary to ensure the safety of motorists as well as the construction workers as the work is performed. Any backups will be cleared before allowing another shut-down to begin.
Law enforcement will monitor traffic flow.
Message boards, arrow boards and signs will be in place prior to the work zone to warn motorists of the upcoming closures.
To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone area.
All work is weather permitting. (Project 387-07)
For further information, contact: Public Information Officer Denise Heitkamp at (937) 497-6770 or Public Information Specialist Barbara Elliston at (937) 497-6820 or www.buckeyetraffic.org.
ODOT District 7 serves the following nine (9) counties: Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, and Shelby.
ODOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer