LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation is alerting motorists of upcoming delays this week as construction continues on Interstate 75.
Work at the intersection of state Routes 117 and 309 will restrict traffic for part of one day next week. This closure will affect the right lane of state Route 117 at the intersection. Once this construction is complete, traffic will no longer be permitted to turn west onto Harding Highway from the right lane. Law enforcement will continue to monitor that intersection to ensure that motorists are adhering to this new restriction. This pattern will remain in place while work continues on the reconstruction of the Interstate 75 interchange.
Traffic on Harding Highway will continue to be one lane in each direction in the area of the Interstate 75 exchange. This will continue as crews work to complete construction of the Interstate 75 bridge. Occasional work on traffic signals on Harding Highway east of Interstate 75 will also continue, prompting occasional, brief lane closures.
Delays will also be noticed on Interstate 75 from north of Reservoir Road to state Route 81 throughout the week as crews work to repair pavement and signage.
Crews will also work to remove fences and ensure erosion control starting this week from Fourth Street to the Auglaize County line along Interstate 75, part of the inital work on the third and final phase of construction in Allen County. Traffic will not be affected in this area.
While motorists can still expect construction delays as a result of Interstate 75 construction, there is a bright spot. Both of the interchanges at state Route 81 and Harding Highway are open in both directions.