LIMA — The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced several changes as construction on Interstate 75 and connecting roads continues.
I-75 south from just north of Breese Road to Cridersville will be switched onto new pavement mid-week. The I-75 southbound entrance and exit ramps at Breese Road will reopen.
I-75 south from Fourth Street to just north of Breese Road will also be switched onto new pavement as early as late May.
Until late fall, I-75 southbound between Fourth Street and Cridersville will continue to be restricted to one lane during reconstruction of the existing lanes. Lane closures will occur in the southbound lane on the far west sidemost hours of the day except between the hours of 1 to 6 p.m. All southbound traffic will be shifted onto the northbound side, where two lanes of northbound traffic and one lane of southbound traffic is being maintained.
Hanthorn Road Bridge and McClain Road over the interstate will remain closed until 2016.
The entrance ramp from state Route 65 to I-75 south will close for 30 days once the Breese Road ramps reopen. Traffic will be detoured north on State Route 65 to the Fourth Street interchange back to I-75 southbound.
The entrance ramp from state Route 65 to I-75 north remains closed. Traffic is detoured north on state Route 65 to the Fourth Street interchange back to I-75 north.
The I-75 south exit ramp to state Route 65 remains closed. Traffic is detoured to National Road at Cridersville to I-75 north back to state Route 65.
The exit ramp from I-75 north to state Route 65 remains open.
Next week, I-75 south exit ramp to Breese Road and the entrance ramp from Breese Road t0 I-75 south will reopen at the time southbound traffic between McClain Road and Cridersville is switched onto new pavement.
I-75 south traffic wishing to access Breese Road is detoured to the National Road interchange at Cridersville to I-75 north back to Breese Road.
Breese Road traffic wishing to access I-75 south is detoured north onto I-75 to Fourth Street back to I-75 south.