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: Monday, May 15, 2017


  • East Lincoln Street between Main and East streets will be reduced to one lane, westbound only, through October due to construction of the Hancock Hotel.
  • West Main Cross Street between Western Avenue and Glessner Street will be closed during daytime hours only from about 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day until early June for curb repair and replacement.


The following traffic restrictions related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock County are scheduled to occur in the coming weeks:

  • Interstate 75 in Hancock County from the area south of Harrison Street/Hancock County 144, which is just south of the Ohio 15 interchange, to the Hancock County 99 interchange in Findlay will be under construction beginning this spring. The project will add one travel lane in both the northbound and southbound direction. The interchanges at U.S. 68/SR 15 and Lima Avenue will also be reconstructed as part of the project. The anticipated completion is May 2020.
  • All ramps at the U.S. 68/Ohio 15 interchange are currently open. The exit ramp from I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/Ohio 15 is expected to close late this spring or early summer for about three years. At that time, traffic will be detoured north to the Ohio 12 interchange to I-75 southbound back to U.S. 68/Ohio 15.
  • The Harrison Street bridge over I-75 is closed for reconstruction.
  • Interstate 75 traffic just north and south of Sandusky Street in Findlay will be slowed and potentially stopped for short periods of time on Thursday from about 11 p.m. to midnight for overhead utility work.
  • I-75 between Hancock County 99 and Oil Center Road in Wood County is currently reduced to two lanes in each direction for paving. Work is occurring nightly, from about 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Through July, single-lane restrictions are possible on Interstate 75 between U.S. 20 and Hancock County 99 for finish work.

Additional projects:

  • U.S. 68 southbound exit ramp to U.S. 68 southbound over Eagle Creek at Ohio 15, south of Findlay, will close today for about two months for bridge repair.
  • Ohio 12/Ohio 235 overlap between Ohio 235 and Township Road 57 is closed for repair of a bridge deck.
  • Berm repair will take place at the following locations during the week with traffic maintained:
    • Ohio 568 from the city of Findlay to the Wyandot County line.
    • U.S. 224 between the Seneca County line and the city of Findlay.
    • Ohio 330 between Ohio 568 and the village of Vanlue.


  • Ohio 115 between U.S. 30 and Ohio 65, north of Lima, will close today for about five days for a culvert replacement at two locations. The first location is just north of State Road, and the second just north of Ohio 65.


  • Ohio 81 at Township Road 55, east of Ada, will be reduced to one lane for drainage tile repair.


  • Through June, lane restrictions are possible on Ohio 18 between Holgate and Ohio 109 for chip sealing.
  • Through June, lane restrictions are possible on Ohio 109 between Hamler and the Henry/Putnam county line for chip sealing.
  • Through September, lane restrictions are possible on Ohio 108 between Ohio 18 and County Road F in Holgate for resurfacing.



  • U.S. 224 just east of Ottoville is now open following a waterline upgrade project.
  • Ohio 109 will close today for two weeks for culvert replacement at two locations, both between Road T-A and T-A-7.


  • Through July, lane restrictions are possible on Ohio 53 between Euclid Avenue in Tiffin and the Seneca/Wyandot county line for resurfacing.


  • Through July, single-lane restrictions are possible on Interstate 75 between U.S. 20 and Hancock County 99 for finish work.
  • Through June, I-75 between Oil Center Road and Hancock County 99 will be reduced to two, 11-foot lanes for paving.
  • Through June, the southbound I-75 rest area is closed for renovations and pavement repair.


  • U.S. 23 and Ohio 15 near their interchange with Ohio 103, south of Carey, will be reduced to one lane beginning today for work related to the removal of two bridge structures over abandoned railroads. The northbound exit ramp from U.S. 23/Ohio 15 to U.S. 23 will close overnight on Wednesday from about 8 p.m. to about 5 a.m. The project also includes the resurfacing of U.S. 23 from just north of county Highway 97 to the Ohio 103 interchange and of the ramps at Ohio 103.
  • Ohio 53 between Ohio 103 and County Road 2, McCutchenville, is closed for bridge replacements over Thorn Run and Tymochtee Creek.
  • Ohio 37 between Ohio 67 and Ohio 53 will be reduced to one lane for sealing of pavement cracks.