The $21 million project will resurface Interstate 75 between Napoleon Road just south of the village of Beaverdam and state Route 235 three miles north of the village of Bluffton in Allen and Hancock counties. The project also includes the reconstruction of Interstate 75 at state Route 696 in Beaverdam. Traffic will be maintained through the work zone. Work is expected to begin in March 2020 and is anticipated to complete in October 2020.
The resurfacing project between Napoleon Road and state Route 235 includes repairs on the bridge over township Road 33 and the railroad just north of the village of Bluffton.
Reconstruction of Interstate 75 at state Route 696 in Beaverdam includes:
Replace pavement from Napoleon Road through the interchange including ramps.
Realign Interstate 75 under the state Route 696 overpass.
Replace the culvert for May Ditch.
Replace traffic signals at ramp intersections on state Route 696
Replace concrete sealant on the overpass.
The project includes several safety improvements:
The realignment and regrade of the ramp from state Route 696 to Interstate 75 southbound will be lengthened to meet current standards and improve sight distance.
The drainage under the state Route 696 overpass will be improved.
The superelevation or banking on the curve of Interstate 75 between Napoleon and the state Route 696 will be improved.
Median cable barrier will be installed between township Road 33 to state Route 235.
Traffic will be maintained through the work zone with repaving work to occur at night. Traffic will be shifted onto the opposite side of the highway (contraflow). The following closures are expected to occur:
Approximately four weeks of lane closures are anticipated, one lane at a time.
Ramps throughout the work zone will be closed temporarily for repairs and repaving. The northbound ramp from state Route 103 to Interstate 75 will close for several weeks.
U.S. 68 south of Dunkirk is expected to close on March 23 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto state Route 701, state Route 309, state Route 235, U.S. 30 and back to U.S. 68. See map. The work is being performed by ODOT Hardin County maintenance garage.
- Park Street between Oak Avenue and North Wagner Avenue, BRIDGE CLOSURE November 21st – May 15th. The official detour is Park Street to Oak Avenue to Michigan Street to North Wagner Avenue to Park Street.