Road construction and maintenance projects


Ohio Department of Transportation Districts 1 and 7



ALLEN COUNTY

• Interstate 75 between Napoleon Road and state Route 235: From just south of the village of Beaverdam to three miles north of the village of Bluffton, in Allen and Hancock Counties, will experience lane restrictions and ramp closures for paving and reconstruction through November 2020. Shelly Company, Findlay is the general contractor. Visit the project page for more information.

NEW IMPACT

I-75 southbound entrance ramp from SR 696 will close on Monday, Apr. 27 for five days.

Detour: SR 696 to Napoleon Rd. back to I-75.

Traffic pattern through the SR 696 interchange will change as an I-75 southbound will shift one lane onto the northbound side beginning Monday, Apr. 27.

Lane restrictions will occur between Napoleon Rd. and SR 235, the full length of the project, beginning Monday, May 4.

• I-75 northbound entrance ramp from SR 103 will close on Sunday, May 3 for two weeks.

Detour: SR 103 to SR 235 back to I-75.

CONTINUING IMPACTS

Lane restrictions from 7 a.m. on Monday through 7 p.m. on Friday, 24 hours a day, at the SR 696 interchange at Beaverdam.

• State Route 65/Elm Street and Pine Street at their intersection in the city of Lima will have preconstruction activities in preparation for replacement of the bridge over the Ottawa River. Work is not expected to impact traffic at this time. Closures and restrictions are expected to begin in June with completion expected in late fall 2020. Visit the project page for more information.

• State Route 65 between Breese Road and Hume Road will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for drainage repair. Work will be performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.

• State Route 81 over the Ottawa River approximately two miles east of the city of Lima will close on Monday, Apr. 13 for a bridge deck replacement through July 2020. Miller Brother Construction, Inc., Archbold, serves as the general contractor.

NEW IMPACT

Detour: Detour: I-75 to SR 309 to SR 235 back to SR 81

Local detour to Procter & Gamble:

From west: SR 81 to Roush Rd to Reservoir Rd.

From east: SR 81 to Thayer Rd. to Reservoir Rd. see map.

• State Route 117/state Route 309 in Lima is closed at the intersection of Elm Street, Bellefontaine Avenue, and Calumet Avenue for a project to construct a roundabout. The project is expected to be complete in June 2020. Visit the city of Lima’s project page for more information: https://golima.org/.

CONTINUING IMPACTS

Detour: SR 309 to I-75 south to Fourth Street to state Route 65/St. Johns Road to Pine Street back to SR 117/SR 309/Elm Street.

Businesses on Bellefontaine Avenue, between the CVS pharmacy and Shawnee Street, can be accessed from the east end of the project from the intersection of Bellefontaine Avenue and Shawnee Street.

Businesses on Bellefontaine Avenue and Elm Street between Calumet Avenue and Harrison Avenue can be accessed from the west end of the project.

HANCOCK COUNTY

• I-75 Widening and Reconstruction in the city of Findlay: The project to reconstruct and widen I-75 through the city of Findlay beginning just south of Harrison Street/County Road 144, which is just south of the U.S. Route 68/state Route 15 interchange, to the county Road 99 interchange, is entering its fourth and final year. Beaver Excavating, Canton, serves as the general contractor. Visit the project page for more information. Estimated completion: Fall 2020

CONTINUING IMPACTS

Construction on the following ramps will continue until late fall.

I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15

I-75 northbound to Lima Avenue

U.S. 68/state Route 15 to I-75 southbound

Lima Avenue to I-75 southbound

Detour: I-75 to the state Route 12 back on I-75 southbound.

From the south end of the project to the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange all four lanes will continue to travel the southbound side until late summer. Two lanes will be maintained in both directions the majority of the time.

Interstate 75 between Napoleon Road and state Route 235: From just south of the village of Beaverdam to three miles north of the village of Bluffton, in Allen and Hancock Counties, will experience lane restrictions and ramp closures for paving and reconstruction through November 2020. Shelly Company, Findlay is the general contractor. Visit the project page for more information.

NEW IMPACT

I-75 southbound entrance ramp from SR 696 will close on Monday, Apr. 27 for five days.

Detour: SR 696 to Napoleon Rd. back to I-75.

Traffic pattern through the SR 696 interchange will change as an I-75 southbound will shift one lane onto the northbound side beginning Monday, Apr. 27.

Lane restrictions will occur between Napoleon Rd. and SR 235, the full length of the project, beginning Monday, May 4.

• I-75 northbound entrance ramp from SR 103 will close on Sunday, May 3 for two weeks.

Detour: SR 103 to SR 235 back to I-75.

CONTINUING IMPACTS

Lane restrictions from 7 a.m. on Monday through 7 p.m. on Friday, 24 hours a day, at the SR 696 interchange at Beaverdam.

• Interstate 75 at state Route 12, within the city of Findlay, will experience lane restrictions and a ramp closure for concrete pavement repairs. A tentative schedule is detailed below, dates are impacted by weather and subject to change.

NEW IMPACTS (dates have changed)

I-75 northbound entrance ramp from SR 12 will be close approximately Wednesday Apr. 29 for three days.

Detour: I-75 south to Lima Ave. to I-75 north.

SR 12 east and west bound will be reduced to one-lane at the interchange through approximately May 1.

Interstate 75 at county Road 99, Findlay, will experience lane restrictions on May 7 for approximately three days for concrete pavement repairs. Work is being performed by Smith Paving, Norwalk.

• U.S. 68 at state Route 15, south of the city of Findlay, closed March 16 for approximately four months. Ramps on both sides of the bridge will remain open. Work is being performed by Vernon Nagel, Inc., Napoleon. Visit the project page for more information.

CONTINUING IMPACTS

County Road 8 and county Road 180 will be limited to right turns only at their intersections with state Route 15. Through traffic on the county roads will not be able to cross state Route 15. Traffic will not be able to turn left onto or off state Route 15.

State Route 15 will be maintained under the bridge. Periodic lane closures may be necessary.

Detour: U.S. 68 northbound traffic will be detoured onto state Route 15 eastbound, to state Route 37, to state Route 15 westbound, back to U.S. 68. County Road 221/Main Street southbound traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 68 north/state Route 15 west, Interstate 75 northbound, state Route 12, Interstate 75 southbound, back to U.S. 68. See map.

U.S. 68 southbound traffic will not be impacted.

• U.S. 68 within the village of Arlington:

U.S. 68 from the bridge over Buck Run to just north of Wardwell Street, within the village of Arlington, will close May 4 for approximately four months for a reconstruction project.

U.S. 68 between Liberty Street and the southern corporation limit, within the village of Arlington, will close June 1 for approximately four months for a reconstruction project.

Local access will be maintained throughout both projects. Helms and Sons Excavating, Findlay, serves as the general contractor. Visit the project page for more information.

NEW IMPACT

Northbound detour: U.S. 30 to SR 235 to I-75 back to U.S. 68.

Southbound detour: SR 15 to U.S. 23 to U.S. 30 back to U.S. 68

SR 103 detour: SR 235 to U.S. 30 to SR 37 back to SR 103 (see maps).

• U.S. 68 resurfacing, between the city of Findlay in Hancock County and the city of Kenton in Hardin County, excluding the villages of Arlington and Dunkirk began Mar. 30. Traffic will be maintained through the work zone. Strawser Construction Inc., Columbus, serves as the general contractor. Estimated completion: Fall 2020. Visit the project page for more information.

• State Route 37 between county Road 17 and township Road 191, is open following a culvert replacement.

• State Route 568 between township Road 245 and township Road 251, approximately four miles east of Findlay, will close on Apr. 27 for five days for a culvert replacement. Work will be performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.

HARDIN COUNTY

• U.S. 68 resurfacing between Findlay and Kenton, excluding the villages of Arlington and Dunkirk, will restricted to one lane through the work zone for resurfacing. Strawser Construction Inc., Columbus, serves as the general contractor. Estimated completion: Fall 2020. Visit the project page for more information.

• State Route 68/Detroit Street within the city of Kenton, from Harris Street to state Route 67/Epsy Street, will have lane restrictions within the work zone for resurfacing. Shelly Company, Findlay serves as the general contractor.

• State Route 31/Main Street in the city of Kenton, between Letson Avenue and Franklin Street, closed March 12 for approximately four months to replace water and sewer lines. OHM Advisors, Columbus, serves as the general contractor.

CONTINUING IMPACTS

Detour: SR 31 to Letson Avenue to U.S. 68/Detroit Street.

• State Route 31 in the village of Mt. Victory will close May 4 for approximately 10 days for railroad repair. Safety Services, Inc., Cloverdale serves as the general contractor.

CONTINUING IMPACTS

Detour: SR 292 to SR 47 back to SR 31.

• Lincoln Street/township Road 44 within the village of Ada, between Klingler Road and Union Street, will close for approximately 160 days on Apr. 20 for roadway reconstruction including storm sewer, water main, curb and gutter, and sidewalk. Beaverdam Excavating Inc., Beaverdam, serves as the general contractor. For more information, including a map of the location, visit the project page.

NEW IMPACT:

Southern Detour: Main Street/SR 235 to Lima Avenue/TR 50 to Klinger Road/CR 35.

Northern Detour: Main Street/SR 235 to W. North Avenue/SR 81 to Klinger Road/CR 35.

Access to Ada Medical and Diagnostic Center will be maintained at all times.

PUTNAM COUNTY

• State Route 12 between township Road 4 and county Road 5, just east of the village of Pandora, will close on May 4 for approximately four days. Work will be performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.

NEW IMPACT

Detour: SR 696 to I-75 to SR 235 back to SR 12.

VAN WERT COUNTY

• State Route 49 between Van Wert Paulding County Road/township Road 12 and Elm Sugar Grove Church Road is opening following a culvert replacement.

• State Route 117 between the Mercer County line and the Allen County line will be restricted through the work zone for pavement repairs. Work is being performed by the Van Wert County maintenance garage.

• State Route 637 between U.S. 224 and the Paulding County line will be restricted through the work zone for pavement repairs. Work is being performed by the Van Wert County maintenance garage.

• State Route 697 between SR 116 and the city of Delphos will close on May 4 for approximately five days for pavement repair. The work will be performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage.

NEW IMPACT

Detour: SR 116 to SR 81 to SR 66 back to SR 697.

Local traffic will be maintained.

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Ohio Department of Transportation Districts 1 and 7

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