A traffic pattern change on southbound Ohio 15 and a detour on Interstate 75 at Lima Avenue will begin today to allow repair of a waterline, the Ohio Department of Transportation has announced.

Beginning at 7 a.m., traffic on Ohio 15 southbound will be temporarily shifted onto a portion of a future roundabout at Lima Avenue. The shift will remove traffic from the work area and allow the repair to be made.

In addition, the exit from southbound I-75 to Lima Avenue westbound will close. Traffic will be detoured west onto Ohio 12, south on Hancock County 9 and back to Lima Avenue.

The changes are expected to be in place for the remainder of the week.