Few problems during weekend highway work

Drivers on Interstate 75 this weekend used the exit and entrance ramps as highway lanes with few reported problems, law enforcement reported.

Construction crews closed the U.S. 224 bridge over I-75 for demolition of the southern half of the bridge. The interchange’s ramps became highway lanes.

Troopers responded to two weekend crashes at the intersection, said Sgt. William Ogden of the Findlay post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

An inebriated Wapakoneta man was injured Friday before the road closure when his vehicle struck a guardrail near the U.S. 224 exit, Ogden said. Another driver was uninjured after spilling coffee on herself and driving into the curb, he said.

The construction work is part of the state’s $10.6 million project to replace the bridge and rebuild the interchange. The bridge’s northern half will be demolished at a later date.

Courier reporter Ryan Dunn will have more in Tuesday’s newspaper.


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