Road construction and maintenance projects


Ohio Department of Transportation Districts 1 and 7



Allen County

State Route 117 just east of Thayer Road will close August 5 for approximately seven days for pipeline installation. Traffic detoured to Interstate 75, state Route 65 and state Route 67 back to state Route 117. Work is being performed by Bolin Inc., Casey, Ill.

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.

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 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

State Route 29, State Route 197 and State Route 720, Various daily lane closures along these routes June 19th – July 28th between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

Hancock County

State Route 12 just east of Benton Ridge closed 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 and state Route 613 from the Van Buren city line to the Fostoria city line will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for the removal of pavement reflectors in preparation for chipping and tarring of the roadway. 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 568 from Main Street to Beech Avenue

• State Route 37 from Lincoln Avenue to Blanchard 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, will 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 (see map).

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 (see map).

Hardin County

State Route 31 between township Road 265 and state Route 273, north of Mount Victory, will be restricted to one lane through the work zone beginning July 31 during bridge repair work. Work is being performed by Crossroads Construction, Cambridge.

Traffic will be affected by the project as follows:

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

• Work will affect only one bridge at a time. Traffic will be initially maintained with flaggers.

• No lane restrictions will occur during nighttime hours or weekends.

• In early September, state Route 31 will close and traffic will be detoured for 14 days. Traffic will be detoured onto state Route 292 and state Route 273 back to state Route 31.

• Project will complete in early October.

(See detour map 1, map 2)

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. The project is expected to be complete in early August. 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. (See detour map)

State Route 81 at township Road 55, east of Ada, will be reduced to one lane through the work zone during a drainage tile repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.

State Route 67, both ease and west of Kenton, will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repairs. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.

Logan County

No projects.

Mercer County

No projects.

Putnam County

State Route 190 just north of township Road Q, north of Fort Jennings, will close July 31 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.

The following routes will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for tarring and chipping of the roadway. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage:

State Route 12 between state Route 115 and the Hancock County line.

State Route 696 from the Allen County line to state Route 12

Shelby County

State Route 66 between Enterprise Drive and Greenback Road, ROAD CLOSURE July 10th – October 13th. The official detour is: State Route 185 to State Route 48 to US 36 to State Route 185

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

Van Wert County

Berm repair will take place at the following locations with traffic restricted to one lane through the work zone. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage:

• State Route 49 from Willshire to U.S. 224

• State Route 117 throughout Van Wert County

• State Route 81 west of state Route 118 to Willshire

U.S. 30 is or will be restricted to one lane through the work zone at the following locations for projects which will repair the pavement and joints, improve drainage and resurface the route. Work is being performed by Shelly Company, Findlay:

• From just east of township Road 127 to just east of county Road 185.

• From U.S. 224 to near the Indiana state line (beginning July 24)

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Ohio Department of Transportation Districts 1 and 7

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