Ohio Department of Transportation    Traffic Advisory
District 7  Randy Chevalley, P.E., P.S., Deputy Director
1001 Saint Marys Avenue • Sidney, Ohio 45365
www.transportation.ohio.gov/dist7
I-75 Modernization Construction
For the week of October 28th – November 3rd      
Sidney (Tuesday, October 29, 2013) – The following construction will be in effect in the area of the I-75 Modernization project in Dayton for the week of October 28th – November 3rd.  Note: some of the construction may not directly affect the project, but could affect alternate routes in the surrounding area:
 
·       US 35 eastbound between Steve Whalen Boulevard and Smithville Road, Overnight lane closure October 29th at 8 pm through October 30th at 2 am. One lane will remain open to eastbound motorists at all times.
·       I-75 southbound between US 35 and Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Nightly lane closures October 30th – November 2nd between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. These will become double lane closures at 10 pm.
·       US 35 east and west ramps to I-75 south, NIGHTLY RAMP CLOSURES October 30th November 2nd between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. The official detour during these closures is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 south. 
·       Ramp from Steve Whalen Boulevard to US 35 eastbound, DAILY RAMP CLOSURES October 31st – November 7th between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm. The official detour during these closures is: Steve Whalen Boulevard north to Hamilton Avenue east to Linden Avenue east to Smithville Road north to US 35 east.  
·       I-75 between US 35 and Dryden Road, Nightly lane closures October 28th – 31st between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am. These will be become double lane closures at 10 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.
·       Ramp from James H. McGee Boulevard to US 35 eastbound, 24 HOUR RAMP CLOSURE October 21st at 7 am through November 4th at 7 am. The official detour is:James H. McGee Blvd. south to McCall Street to Abbey Avenue to US 35.
·       US 35 eastbound between Boltin St. and Smithville Road, 24 hour lane closures through November 15th. Two lanes will remain open to eastbound motorists.  
·       The ramp from US 35 eastbound to I-75 northbound, 24 HOUR RAMP CLOSURE through September 2017. During this time, motorists will be able to utilize the specially designed U-turn lane located at the Edwin C. Moses Boulevard exit.
·       Roberts Drive between Fifth Street and Third Street, 24 HOUR ROAD CLOSURE through  September of 2017.  The official detour during this closure is: Southbound- Perry Street to Fourth Street Northbound- Fifth Street to Wilkinson
·       First Street between Robert Drive and Red Cross Lane, 24 HOUR ROAD CLOSURE through September of 2017.  The official detour during this closure is: Salem Avenue/First Street to Robert Drive to Third Street to Wilkinson to First Street.
·       The First Street, Second Street and Third Street ramps along I-75 northbound and southbound, PERMANENTLY CLOSED.  A newly constructed ramp is scheduled to open to motorists in the downtown area in December of 2016.  The official detour during these ramp closures is: I-75 North to US 35 East to Jefferson St to First and Third Streets. (motorists can also use Main Street or Edwin C. Moses Boulevard)
·       US 35 between Abbey Street and the I-75/US 35 interchange, Daily lane closures July 29th through November 29th between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
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ODOT closures focus on Interstate, US and State routes.  For information on local roads you will need to contact the county, city or township where the road is located.  Arrow boards and signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming closure.  All work is weather permitting. Safety is a top priority at ODOT. 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.
 
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs.  With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation.  Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development.  As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
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