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Landfill to accept dirt from interstate project

The Hancock County commissioners have agreed to accept up to 200,000 cubic yards of fill dirt from the project to widen Interstate 75.
The commissioners signed an agreement with Miller Brothers Construction to take the debris at the Hancock County Landfill, 3763 Hancock County 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.
The 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 reduce congestion on I-75.
Separately, the commissioners agreed to purchase a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck for use by the Hancock County Auditor’s Weights and Measures Department. The truck was purchased for $24,773, with a $3,000 trade-in amount for a 2005 Chevy pickup.

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