Hancock County’s commissioners have agreed accept up to 200,000 cubic yards of fill dirt from the widening of Interstate 75 project.
The commissioners signed an agreement with Millers Brothers Construction, Inc., to take the debris at the Hancock County Landfill, 3763 County Road 140, between July and August 2016. The landfill is in need of the fill dirt.
The interstate will be widened to three lanes from south of Harrison Street/Hancock County 144, near the Ohio 15/U.S. 68 interchange, north to the Hancock County 99 interchange in Findlay.
This five-mile stretch of I-75 was built in the 1950s and has not been significantly upgraded since 1989. The $166 million project is expected to improve safety and congestion on the interstate.