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Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:33 AM

The following is a weekly report concerning construction and maintenance work on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot.

Allen County

Interstate 75 Reconstruction Project

For the most recent information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction project through Lima and Allen County and the safety upgrade of Ohio 117/309 on Lima’s east side, please visit:

Interstate 75 between Fourth Street and Ohio 81 in Lima will have occasional nighttime lane restrictions during reconstruction of the existing lanes of pavement, replacement of mainline bridges and reconstruction of the interchanges. Work began in March 2013 and will continue through fall of 2015. Traffic is maintained two lanes in each direction the majority of the time. Lane restrictions generally occur from 7 p.m. until 10 a.m. the following morning. All ramp entrance and exits are currently available.

Ohio 117/309 is one lane in each direction in the eastbound lanes from just west of the Interchange with Interstate 75 to Belmont Avenue (Kmart) during a safety upgrade project which will reconstruct areas of the pavement and install a raised curb median in the center of the roadway. A two-way, left-turn lane begins at Saratoga Avenue. Traffic will remain in this pattern until mid to late summer to allow for work at the interchange at Interstate 75 and on the north side of Ohio 117/309.

Ohio 81 from just west of Stewart Road to just west of Neubrecht Road east of Lima is one lane in each direction in the existing eastbound lanes for pavement reconstruction. All ramp movements are currently maintained at the interchange with Interstate 75.

Ohio 309 (Elida Road) between Eastown Road and Robb Avenue will be restricted to one lane through the work zone beginning Monday during nighttime hours only for work to extend sections of an existing concrete median curb and to lengthen a turn lane. Work will generally take place between the hours of 9 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. the following day.

The existing median curb in both the eastbound and westbound directions will be extended at the intersections of American Avenue, Hartzler Road, Veterans Way and Arthur Avenue, and in the eastbound direction only at Robb Avenue. The project will also extend the eastbound left-turn lane at the west entrance to the Lima Mall at Hartzler Road. The project also includes curb work at the north end of the eastern Lima Mall entrance. The project is expected to be completed in approximately one month.

Putnam County

Ohio 65 at Williamstown Street will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair.

Ohio 15 South of Wisterman Road will close Monday for five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 613 and Ohio 634 back to Ohio 15.

Ohio 12 in Columbus Grove closed March 15 for 90 days for a sewer replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 65 and Sycamore Street back to Ohio 12.


Van Wert County

U.S. 127 from U.S. 224 to the south corporation limit of Paulding will be restricted through the work zone beginning this week for grinding and resurfacing of the roadway. The project is expected to be completed in one month.

Ohio 118 at various locations will be restricted to one lane through the work zone at times for drainage work.


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