The Ohio Department of Transportation has issued its weekly report about construction and maintenance work on state highways in area counties:
The U.S. 224 interchange with Interstate 75 is being reconstructed. The project began in February and is expected to be completed late this fall.
• Both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-75 are narrowed and shifted approaching the U.S. 224 interchange. Lane restrictions will continue both northbound and southbound for overhead work at the bridge. Restrictions will occur between 10 p.m. and 10 a.m.
• Pouring of the concrete deck is expected to take place today. The operation will take place during nighttime hours and may require the travel lanes on the bridge to be narrowed. For seven days following the pouring of the deck, clean water will be continuously placed onto the new bridge as part of the concrete curing process. Although efforts to channel the water away from traffic will be made, some water may fall onto the lanes of I-75 below.
• Traffic on the U.S. 224 bridge over Interstate 75 is traveling on the north half of the bridge, one lane in each direction with no turn lanes. All ramps at the interchange are currently open. Short-term, daytime lane closures should be expected throughout the week. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
• In mid-July, the ramps on the south side of the interchange (northbound exit, southbound entrance) will close for two weeks for reconstruction. Once the south side ramps are open, the ramps on the north side of the interchange will close, also for two weeks (southbound exit, northbound entrance).
• Interstate 75 between Ohio 235 and the city of Findlay will be restricted to one lane for pavement repair. Work is expected to begin following the July 4 holiday. Traffic restrictions will be in place during weekdays and will be removed on the weekends.
• Ohio 15 between U.S. 23 in Carey and Ohio 37 in Findlay is restricted to one lane for resurfacing. Work is occurring in both the eastbound and westbound direction and will occur during both daytime hours during the week. Work is expected to complete by the end of the month.
• Southbound Interstate 75 will be placed onto new concrete pavement between Stewart Road and Ohio 81 this week. The following week, northbound traffic is expected to also be switched. At that point, both northbound and southbound traffic will be traveling on new concrete pavement from just south of Fourth Street to Stewart Road.
• Nighttime lane closures on Interstate 75 will continue to occur from midnight to noon throughout the summer primarily between Fourth Street and the Auglaize County line for shoulder repair. Work is only occurring in the northbound direction. Shoulder repair in the southbound direction has been completed. The repairs will ensure the existing pavement will support traffic during construction.
• Interstate 75 northbound in the area of the Ohio 65 interchange has been shifted toward the median while work on construction of a temporary bridge structure over the railroad north of Ohio 65 takes place. The structure will allow for traffic to be maintained on I-75 during construction.
• Through August, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Ohio 18 between Ohio 65 and the Henry/Wood County line, for resurfacing and bridge work. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.
• Ohio 634 between Fort Jennings and Continental is essentially complete except for minor finish work which is expected to be completed by the beginning of the week.
• Through July, Ohio 12 between Ohio 635 and Ohio 590 will be closed for bridge replacement.
Ohio 53 from the west corporation limit of the city of Upper Sandusky to Ohio 67, and from the courthouse in the city north to the Ohio 53/67 split will be reduced to one lane beginning this week for pavement repair and resurfacing. Work on curb ramps within the city limits will restrict traffic. The project will continue until mid-July.
• U.S. 23 both northbound and southbound from just south of Ohio 182 to about two miles south of the village of Carey will be restricted to one lane for pavement repair.
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