Road construction and maintenance projects


Ohio Department of Transportation Districts 1 and 7



Allen County

Interstate 75 southbound ramps at Bluelick Road will be closed for one day each for sealing of bridge decks. The closures will occur generally from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day according to the following schedule. Work is being performed by the ODOT roadway services department:

Exit ramp from Interstate 75 southbound to Bluelick Road will close July 11

Entrance ramp from Bluelick Road to Interstate 75 southbound will close July 12

State Route 117 in the village of Spencerville closed July 5 for approximately 60 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto state Route 66, state Route 197 and state Route 198 back to state Route 117. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation, Celina.

Thayer Road on the south side of state Route 309 will be closed beginning July 10 for three days for a culvert replacement. Then beginning July 13, Thayer Road on the north side of state Route 309 will be closed for approximately two days, also for culvert replacement. Traffic on state Route 309 will not be affected. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.

U.S. 30 westbound at Beaverdam near Reppert Road will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for approximately two weeks for earth work along the highway. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.

Bridge Work over I-75

Interstate 75, and also Bentley Road and Napoleon Road will be affected during bridge deck replacements on Napoleon Road over Interstate 75, Beaverdam, and Bentley Road over Interstate 75, Bluffton. The following are upcoming impacts related to the project:

Napoleon Road

Napoleon Road bridge over I-75 closed May 22 for approximately four months.

Traffic detoured onto Sugar Creek Road, Swaney Road and Lincoln Highway (state Route 696) back to Napoleon Road.

The northbound exit ramp from Interstate 75 to Napoleon Road closed May 30 for four months.

Traffic detoured north on Interstate 75, east on Lincoln Highway (state Route 696), south on Swaney Road and west on Sugar Creek Road back to Napoleon Road; or west onto Lincoln Highway (state Route 696) back to S. West Street in Beaverdam.

The entrance ramp to Interstate 75 southbound from Napoleon Road will remain open.

Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 75 wishing to access state Route 696 are advised to do so via exit 135 (state Route 696/U.S. 30) at Beaverdam. No access to state Route 696 from Interstate 75 northbound at the Napoleon Road exit will be available.

Bentley Road (exit 140)

Two bridges on Bentley Road at exit 140 (one over Interstate 75 and one over the railroad north of Interstate 75) closed June 5 for approximately four months.

Both the southbound entrance and exit ramps at Bentley Road also closed on June 5 for four months.

Interstate 75 northbound traffic will be detoured to the state Route 103 (exit 142) interchange back to Bentley Road.

Interstate 75 southbound traffic is advised to access Bentley Road via the state Route 103 interchange (exit 142) and follow state Route 103 through Bluffton back to Bentley Road.

The northbound ramps at the interchange remain open; however, left turns onto Bentley Road from northbound Interstate 75 are not permitted.

Interstate 75

Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound will be periodically reduced to one lane at times beneath both the Napoleon Road and Bentley Road bridge structures during certain operations related to construction.

Lane closures will occur sporadically and are expected to occur mostly during daytime hours but some nighttime closures may occur.

Auglaize County

State Route 29, State Route 197 and State Route 720, Various daily lane closures along these routes June 19th – July 14th between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times

State Route 501 between Buckland Holden Road and National Road, ROAD CLOSURE July 10th – 14th. The official detour is: State Route 117 to State Route 198 to State Route 501

State Route 501 between Ritchie Road and National Road, ROAD CLOSURE July 17th – 21st. The official detour is: State Route 117 to State Route 198 to State Route 501

Hancock County

State Route 12 just east of Benton Ridge is currently scheduled to close July 17 for approximately 60 days for a bridge deck repair. Traffic will be detoured onto state Route 235, U.S. 224 and Interstate 75 back to state Route 12. Work is being performed by Global Outdoor Solutions, Cleveland.

State Route 18/state Route 613 overlap just west of Fostoria will close July 10 for approximately three days for a culvert replacement. Traffic for both routes detoured onto state Route 12, Bright Road, county Road 212, county Road 99 and Interstate 75 back to state Route 18 or state Route 613. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.

Resurfacing of the following routes within the city of Findlay will restrict traffic to one lane through the work zone. Work is being performed by M&B Asphalt, Old Fort.

U.S. 224 from Broad Street to Main Street

State Route 12 from Interstate 75 to Main Street

Paving is complete on both U.S. 224 and state Route 12. Pavement striping will continue to restrict traffic.

State Route 37 from Lincoln Avenue to Blanchard Avenue

State Route 568 from Main Street to Beech Avenue

Paving on state Route 37 and state Route 568 will not be completed until August to allow work by the city of Findlay to take place.

U.S. 68 from the Findlay airport to Eagle Creek, south of Findlay, will have daily lane closures in both directions beginning early August for installation of cable barrier in the median. Once work begins it is expected to be completed in approximately eight weeks. The project also includes the installation of overhead lighting and the removal of the caution flasher at Western Avenue. Work is being performed by Lake Erie Construction, Norwalk.

U.S. 224 just west of state Route 235, west of Findlay, has been delayed and is now scheduled to close July 24 for approximately 30 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 224, state Route 235, state Route 12 and state Route 65 back to U.S. 224. Work is being performed by BCC Ohio, New London.

U.S. 68 southbound exit ramp to U.S. 68 southbound over Eagle Creek at state Route 15, south of Findlay, closed May 15 for approximately two months for bridge repair. The ramp is expected to reopen by the end of July. Traffic detoured onto state Route 15 eastbound to the state Route 37 interchange to state Route 15 westbound back to U.S. 68. Work is being performed by Global Outdoor Solutions, Cleveland.

Hardin County

State Route 31 closure between township Road 265 and state Route 273 has been delayed until early August. Work will begin once a project on state Route 195 south of McGuffey has been completed.

The project will repair a bridge over Painter Creek just south of township Road 206, and a bridge over Wolf Creek north of township Road 265.

The project is currently scheduled to close the route for 60 days, but ODOT is in negotiations with the contractor to shorten the closure duration. Traffic will be detoured onto state Route 292 and state Route 273 back to state Route 31. Work is being performed by Crossroads Construction, Cambridge.

State Route 195 over Cottonwood Ditch, south of McGuffey, between the north and south jog of Cottonwood Road, closed June 5 for 60 days for bridge repair. Traffic detoured onto county Road 110, state Route 235 and state Route 309 back to state Route 195 Work is being performed by Crossroads Construction, Cambridge.

State Route 81 at township Road 55, east of Ada, drainage tile repair will be suspended for the week to allow crews to mow highway right of way throughout the county. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.

Logan County

State Route 720, State Route 508, Various daily lane closures along these routes June 19th – July 14th between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

State Route 274 between State Route 235 and State Route 117, Daily lane closures June 12th – July 31st between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

US 33 between McCalla Road and State Route 117, Daily lane closures June 6th – 30th between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in both directions through the use of flaggers.

State Route 366 between Township Road 94 and State Route 117, Daily lane closures May 8th – July 31st between the hours of 7:30 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in both directions through the use of flaggers.

State Route 368 between State Route 366 and the county line, Daily lane closures May 8th – July 31st between the hours of 7:30 am and 5 pm. One lane of traffic will remain open through the use of flaggers.

State Route 117 between State Route 235 and State Route 274, Daily lane closures May 8th – July 31st between the hours of 7:30 am and 5 pm. One lane of traffic will remain open through the use of flaggers.

US 68 between Township Road 219 and CR 103, Lane closures April 10th – June 30th. One lane will remain open at all times for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

Mercer County

State Route 118 between Mercer-Darke County Line Road and State Route 119, Daily lane closures June 26th – July 19th between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in both directions through the use of flaggers.

US 127 between State Route 705 and State Route 219, Daily lane closures June 26th – July 31st between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

State Route 219 between CR 219A and Moorman Road, Daily lane closures June 19th – July 20th between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm. One lane will remain open for travel in both directions through the use of flaggers.

US 33 at US 127, Intermittent lane closures May 22nd – September 15th between the hours of 7 am and 3 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

State Route 707 between Indiana State line and US 33, Daily lane closures April 21st – July 24th between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.

Putnam County

State Route 190 just north of Road T-Q, north of Fort Jennings, will close July 24 for approximately two weeks for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto state Route 634 and U.S. 224 back to state Route 190. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.

State Route 12 between Pandora and the Hancock County line will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for removal of pavement reflectors in preparation for tarring and chipping of the roadway. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.

Shelby County

Amsterdam Road between CR 25A (Sidney) and Heiland Kies Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 15th – August 15th. The official detour is: Amsterdam Road to CR 25A to State Route 274 to Heiland Kies Road to Amsterdam Road

State Route 66 between Enterprise Drive and Greenback Road, ROAD CLOSURE July 10th – October 13th. The official detour is: State Route 47 to I-75 to State Route 29 to State Route 705

Van Wert County

Placement of berm stone will restrict traffic to one lane through the work zone at the following locations. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage:

State Route 697 throughout Van Wert County

State Route 49 south of U.S. 224 to Willshire

State Route 637 closure between Feasby Wisener Road and Elm Sugar Grove Church Road has been delayed indefinitely due to flooding and will be rescheduled.

U.S. 30 from just east of township Road 127 to just east of county Road 185 restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement and joint repair and drainage improvements. Resurfacing of the pavement will follow the repair work. Work is being performed by Shelly Company, Findlay.

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Ohio Department of Transportation Districts 1 and 7

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