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Saturday, July 13, 2013 12:01 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.

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.

Fourth Street southbound ramps close Monday

-The Interstate 75 southbound entrance and exit ramps at Fourth Street will close Monday for 60 days for reconstruction. Traffic detoured to the Ohio 65 interchange then north on Ohio 65 (St. Johns Road) to Fourth Street. No access to Interstate 75 from Fourth Street will be possible beginning Monday as the northbound entrance and exit ramps were closed July 8 until mid August, also for reconstruction.

· Ohio 117/309 is one lane in each direction in the eastbound lanes from just west of the interchange with Interstate 75 to Bowman Road 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. Access to and from Interstate 75 and Ohio 117/309 is maintained.

· 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.

Allen County

Ohio 117 between Spencerville and Lima will be restricted to one lane through the work zone three days during the week for tarring and chipping of the roadway.

U.S. 30 from Ohio 65 to Delphos will be restricted to one lane through the work zone at various locations for pavement repair.

Putnam County

Ohio 634 north of Cloverdale is now open.

Ohio 114 just south of Perry will close Monday for five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 634 to Ohio 115, to U.S. 224, back to Ohio 114.

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.

Ohio 108 just south of Ohio 613 closed June 17 for embankment repair. The route will remain closed for several more weeks. Traffic is detoured from Ohio 108 to Ohio 15, to Ohio 613 back to Ohio 108.

Van Wert County

U.S. 127 three miles south of Van Wert will close early to mid Aug. for 45 days for bridge replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 709 and Ohio 118 back to U.S. 127.


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