Millions shifted to widen interstate

About $67 million in additional funding will help widen Interstate 75 in Hancock and Wood counties.

The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission on Monday approved relocating funds from an under-budget Cleveland bridge project to I-75 reconstruction, according to a state Department of Transportation spokesman.

The I-75 work was expected to cost $366.5 million, but revised estimates say it will require $68.3 million more, according to The Plain Dealer.

The project will widen three lanes of a 25-mile piece of I-75. The interstate will widen in Hancock County from south of Harrison Street/Hancock County 144 north to Findlay’s Hancock County 99 interchange.

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