Orange barrel time: ODOT announces construction plans


Allen, Auglaize, Putnam and Van Wert county projects listed

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It will be a year of road improvements for Allen, Auglaize, Putnam and Van Wert counties. The Ohio Department of Transportation kicked off its 2021 construction season Wednesday by announcing plans to spend more than $1.9 billion on 956 projects statewide.

It will be a year of road improvements for Allen, Auglaize, Putnam and Van Wert counties. The Ohio Department of Transportation kicked off its 2021 construction season Wednesday by announcing plans to spend more than $1.9 billion on 956 projects statewide.


Orange barrels likely will be coming to a road near you.

The Ohio Department of Transportation kicked off its 2021 construction season Wednesday by announcing plans to spend more than $1.9 billion on 956 projects statewide. More than 4,600 miles of pavement and 800 bridges are targeted for work.

Plans for Allen County include work on the Slabtown Road bridge over U.S. 30 and the Shawnee roundabout.

Projects for Allen, Auglaize, Putnam and Van Wert counties are listed below:

ALLEN COUNTY

April to July

• Reconstruct a portion of the Slabtown Road bridge deck over U.S. 30.

Project Cost: $615,000

Full closure of Slabtown Road. Traffic will be detoured. Temporary lane closures on U.S. 30 for various phases of

the project.

April to October

• Resurface two miles of Fifth Street (includes State Route 66 and State Route 190) between Menke Street and Lehman Road in Delphos. Work also includes traffic signal upgrades, curb replacement and sidewalk installation.

Project Cost: $4.0 million

Daily lane closures for local traffic on Fifth Street. Through and truck traffic will be detoured during various phases

of the project.

May to August

• Resurface two miles of State Route 66 between the Auglaize County line and the north corporation limit of Spencerville.

• Resurface 13 miles of State Route 117 between the Van Wert County line and Leonard Avenue in Lima.

Project Cost: $3.3 million.

Daily lane closures on State Route 66 and State Route 117.

June to August

• Resurface 1.5 miles of I-75 between the Auglaize County line and the Fourth Street interchange.

Project Cost: $450,000

Traffic Impacts: Overnight lane closures on I-75

June to October

• Resurface 0.2 miles of State Route 103 between Huber Street and County Line Road in Bluffton.

Project Cost: $1.44 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures on State Route 103.

August to November

• Construct an R-CUT at the Thayer Road intersection with U.S. 30.

• Construct culde-sacs at the Mayberry Road and Cool Road intersections with U.S. 30.

Project Cost: $2.3 million

Traffic Impacts: Lane closures on U.S. 30. Detour traffic on Thayer, Mayberry and Cool Roads.

August to October

• Upgrade signing and pavement markings at the Shawnee Road roundabout with Ft. Amanda Road.

Project Cost: $209,000

Traffic Impacts: Temporary lane closures.

• Install rumble strips on State Route 309 in Allen and Hardin counties from Lima to Kenton.

Project Cost: $1.7 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures

• Resurface seven miles of U.S. 30 between Middle Point-Wetzel Road and West Lincoln Highway.

Project Cost: $4.3 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures on U.S. 30

September to May 2022

• Install street lighting between West Street and Church Street in Beaverdam.

Project Cost: $353,000

Traffic Impacts: Traffic will be maintained

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

April to September

• Road. Wapak-Fisher Closed (Detoured) US 33 Open

Project cost: $1,350,000 04

Traffic impact: Reconstruct Intersection US 33 and Wapak Fisher Road. Wapak-Fisher Road Closed (Detoured) US 33 Open.

Project cost $1.35 million

May to September

• Resurfacing North Paris Street to east of Luthman in Shelby County to I-75.

Project cost: $1,053 million

Traffic impact: Asphalt Resurfacing Traffic maintained with

lane closures/flaggers

July to October

• Resurfacing Bloody Bridge parking lot

Project cost: $39,000

Parking Lot traffic maintained

PUTNAM COUNTY

April to June

• Widen and resurface three miles of County Road 21 between State Route 15 and the Defiance county line.

Project Cost: $935,000

Traffic Impacts: Through traffic will be detoured and local traffic will be maintained.

April to August

• Replace culvert under State Route 613 near the County Road 16 intersection.

Project Cost: $283,000

Traffic Impacts: Traffic will be detoured.

• Replace bridge over Plum Creek in Kalida.

Project Cost: $790,000

Traffic Impacts: State Route 115 traffic will be detoured.

May to August

• Resurface 0.8 miles of U.S. 224 through Ottoville between the bridge west of Auglaize Street and Walt Street.

Project Cost: $1.4 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures on U.S. 224.

June to September

• Replace culvert under State Route 109 located three miles north of Ottawa.

Project Cost: $356,000

Traffic Impacts: State Route 109 traffic will be detoured.

June to October

• Resurface 1.5 miles of U.S. 224 between the west corp limit of Ottawa and the railroad tracks east of Moe Street.

• Resurface 1.2 miles of State Route 15 between Putnam Parkway and Main Street in Ottawa.

• Resurface 1.2 miles of State Route 65 between the Ottawa River bridge and Blackthorn Drive in Ottawa.

• Resurface 0.6 miles of State Route 109 between State Route 65 and the north corplimit of the village of Ottawa.

• Resurface 1.3 miles of State Route 189 between the west corp limit and the east corp limit of Fort Jennings.

• Resurface 0.5 miles of State Route 190 between the south corp limit of Fort Jennings and State Route 634.

• Resurface 0.3 miles of State Route 190 near its intersection with County Road Q.

Project Cost: $1.4 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures.

August to October

Resurface seven miles of U.S. 30 between Middle Point-Wetzel Road and West Lincoln Highway.

Project Cost: $4.3 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures on U.S. 30

September to November

• Replace nine culverts and improve drainage along State Route 109 south of County Road H.

Project Cost: $60,000

Traffic Impacts: Traffic on State Route 109 will be detoured.

• Upgrade pavement markings on various routes in Putnam County.

Project Cost: $123,000

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane restrictions.

VAN WERT COUNTY

April to October

• Resurface two miles of Fifth Street (includes State Routes 66 and 190) between State Street and

Lehman Road in Delphos. Also includes traffic signal upgrades, curb replacement and sidewalk installation.

Project Cost: $4.0 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures for local traffic on Fifth Street. Truck traffic will be detoured during various phases

of the project.

• Replace the Market Street bridge over Town Creek in the city of Van Wert.

Project Cost: $713,000

Traffic Impacts: Traffic on Market Street will be detoured.

June to August

• Resurface seven miles of County Road 418 between Jennings Road and Middle Point-Wetzel Road.

Project Cost: $2.1 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures

August to October

• Resurface seven miles of U.S. 30 between Middle Point-Wetzel Road and West Lincoln Highway

Project Cost: $4.3 million

Traffic Impacts: Daily lane closures on U.S. 30.

It will be a year of road improvements for Allen, Auglaize, Putnam and Van Wert counties. The Ohio Department of Transportation kicked off its 2021 construction season Wednesday by announcing plans to spend more than $1.9 billion on 956 projects statewide.
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Allen, Auglaize, Putnam and Van Wert county projects listed

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