Short-term traffic stops on I-75 begin tonight

Motorists traveling on Interstate 75 through Findlay the next two nights may be subject to short-term stops as part of the U.S. 224 interchange project.

Construction crews will be temporarily stopping traffic between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. on both nights. Both northbound and southbound traffic will be affected tonight. Only northbound traffic will be affected on Tuesday night.

Law enforcement will slow traffic approaching the interchange and direct traffic onto exit ramps at the U.S. 224 interchange.

Traffic on the ramps will then be allowed to turn onto U.S. 224, or proceed onto the entrance ramp and re-enter the interstate. Traffic will also be allowed to cross the bridge over the interstate.

Traffic stops are expected to last up to 20 minutes, and then traffic will be allowed to clear before another stop.

Workers will be setting beams on the new bridge for U.S. 224 during the traffic stops.

Lane restrictions will continue for the rest of the week between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. in the both the northbound and southbound lanes while overhead work is done on the bridge.

The beam work is part of $10.6 million project by the Ohio Department of Transportation to replace the U.S. 224 bridge and rebuild the interchange.

The new bridge will have six lanes, with a left-turn lane in each direction. A sidewalk will be added to the south side of the bridge from Broad Avenue to North Ridge Road.

Construction of the bridge is expected to be finished in late fall.

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