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ConstructionWeb1The following is a look at construction and maintenance work on local roadways and state highways in the region. Information is provided by the City of Findlay Engineering Department, regional county engineer’s offices, and the Ohio Department of Transportation:

UPDATED: Thursday, April 19, 2018

FINDLAY

  • The Osborn Avenue bridge over the Blanchard River will be closing periodically between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., starting Wednesday, for the next several weeks
  • Cory Street will be restricted or closed in two spots for curb and sidewalk replacement:
    • Between Lima and Sandusky streets, the road will be reduced to one lane
    • Between Sandusky and Crawford streets, the street will be closed to through traffic.
  • North Blanchard Street, between Trenton and Melrose Avenues, will be reduced to one lane for southbound traffic
  • Park Street, between Lima and Hancock streets, will be closed to through traffic for road reconstruction.
  • Construction of noise walls along the interstate has begun:
    • Construction of the foundations for the walls will begin in the south end of the project area, on the east side of the interstate near Harrison Street, and proceed to the north.
    • Construction of all noise walls is expected to be completed by July.
  • Interstate 75, in both directions between the U.S. 224 and Ohio 12 interchanges will be restricted to one lane from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day next week, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Crews will be setting of bridge beams over the Blanchard River. The expected traffic effects are as follows:
    • Traffic will be temporarily slowed and perhaps stopped for short intervals, up to 15 minutes, while each beam is set in place.
    • The I-75 southbound entrance ramp at U.S. 224 will be used as a staging area for the beams and will therefore be temporarily closed for short intervals of up to 15 minutes during the operation.
  • Additionally, U.S. 68/Ohio 15 remains reduced to one lane in both directions between Lima Avenue and West Hobart Avenue due to drainage work in preparation for road reconstruction.
  • For information concerning the I-75 reconstruction and widening project through Findlay and Hancock County, visit: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/PlanningPrograms/Projects/hancock75/Pages/Hancock-75.aspx

HANCOCK COUNTY

  • Interstate 75 between Bentley Road and Ohio 103 will be restricted to one lane at times for a bridge repair project which is expected to begin the week of April 23. Work will occur on I-75 over Riley Creek in Allen County and on the Hancock County 15 bridge over I-75 in Hancock County. The project is expected to be completed in late September. The project will have the following anticipated impacts to traffic:
    • Traffic on I-75 both northbound and southbound will be restricted to one lane in the area approaching Riley Creek to prepare the shoulder for a traffic shift, which will occur within approximately two weeks.
    • Hancock County 15 over I-75 will be closed in late summer for approximately 30 days.
  • Interstate 75 southbound between Ohio 235 and the Allen County line will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement crack sealing throughout the week.
  • U.S. 224, between Biglick Township 276 and Hancock County 23 in West Independence, will close May 7 for approximately 45 days for a bridge overlay project. The project also includes the replacement of approach slabs on the bridge, the addition of curtain walls and upgrades to guardrail. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 12 and U.S. 23 back onto U.S. 224.
  • Ohio 698, between Ohio 103 and Hancock County 24 in Jenera, will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for a repaving project which began Thursday.
  • Ohio 103 between Madison Township 70 and 177 in Arlington will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for a repaving project which began April.
  • Ohio 37 between the Findlay city limit and Hancock County 172 will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for a repaving project beginning April 30.
  • For more information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction and widening project through Findlay and Hancock County, visit http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/PlanningPrograms/Projects/hancock75/Pages/Hancock-75.aspx

ALLEN COUNTY

  • Ohio 103 (Jefferson Street) between Vance Street and Huber Street, Bluffton, will close Monday, April 16 for approximately five days for railroad repair. Traffic will be detoured onto Main Street and County Line Road back to Ohio 103.
  • Interstate 75 between Bentley Road and Ohio 103 will be restricted to one lane at times for a bridge repair project which is expected to begin the week of April 23. Work will occur on I-75 over Riley Creek in Allen County and on the Hancock County 15 bridge over I-75 in Hancock County. The project is expected to be completed in late September. The project will have the following anticipated impacts to traffic:
    • Traffic on I-75 both northbound and southbound will be restricted to one lane in the area approaching Riley Creek to prepare the shoulder for a traffic shift, which will occur within approximately two weeks.
    • Hancock County 15 over I-75 will be closed in late summer for approximately 30 days.
  • U.S. 30, both eastbound and westbound, between Beaverdam and the Hancock County line, will be reduced to one lane through the work zone during berm repair.

HARDIN COUNTY

  • Ohio 53, just south of Patterson, closed April 2 for approximately 90 days for a bridge deck replacement. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 31, U.S. 68 and Ohio 81 back onto Ohio 53.

HENRY COUNTY

No current road closures listed.


PUTNAM COUNTY

  • Ohio 66 between Putnam County Road R and Township Road R-23, south of Ottoville, will close Monday, April 16, for approximately one week for the replacement of two culverts. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 224, Ohio 189 and Ohio 190 back onto Ohio 66.

SENECA COUNTY

  • Ohio 18 will be closed between Township Road 109 and Seneca County 48 from April 30 to May 4 for culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured via U.S. 224 and Ohio 587.
  • Ohio 635 will be closed between Township Road 132 and Seneca County 38 from April 23 to 27 for culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured via Ohio 12 and 18.

WOOD COUNTY

  • Interstate 75, between Ohio 582 and Hancock County 99, will have nightly lane restrictions possible from April 22 to May 11 for crack sealing. The restrictions, if implemented, will be between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

WYANDOT COUNTY

  • U.S. 23 near the Ohio 199 interchange, south of Upper Sandusky, will be reduced to one lane both northbound and southbound throughout the week for pavement repair.
  • Ohio 53 over Oak Run, just east of Township Road 97 between Kirby and Upper Sandusky, closed Feb. 26 for approximately 60 days for a bridge deck replacement. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 37, Ohio 294 and Ohio 67 back to Ohio 53.
  • U.S. 30 between Wyandot County 81 and Ohio 293/Wyandot County 95, just east of the Hancock County line, will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repairs.
  • Ohio 103 between the Hancock County line and its interchange with U.S. 23/Ohio 15 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repairs. Flaggers will maintain traffic.
  • Ohio 53 over U.S. 23/U.S. 30 and U.S. 23/U.S. 30 under Ohio 53, north of Upper Sandusky, will be affected by a bridge repair project. The project will have the following anticipated impacts to traffic:
    • Ohio 53 over U.S. 23/U.S. 30 will be restricted to one lane during project preparations. It will then close May 7 for approximately 60 days for bridge repair.
    • Lane restrictions in both directions of U.S. 23/U.S. 30 below Ohio 53 will begin the week of April 30 and continue throughout the duration of the project.
    • The exit and entrance ramps at the interchange of Ohio 53 and U.S. 23/U.S. 30 will remain open.
    • Ohio 53 southbound traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 23/U.S. 30 westbound, Ohio 199 and U.S. 23/U.S. 30 eastbound back onto Ohio 53.
    • Ohio 53 northbound traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 23/U.S. 30 eastbound, Wyandot County 330 and U.S. 23/U.S. 30 back onto Ohio 53.