The following is a weekly report concerning construction and maintenance work on State highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1.

Allen County

Interstate 75 between Bentley Road and State Route 103 will be restricted to one lane at times for a bridge repair project which began the week of April 23. Work will occur on I-75 over Riley Creek in Allen County and on the County Road 15 bridge over Interstate 75 in Hancock County. The project is expected to be completed in late September.

The project will have the following anticipated impacts to traffic:

— Interstate 75 will be restricted to one lane in each direction through the work zone between 7 a.m. Sunday, June 3, and noon Friday, June 8.

— Variable speed limits are in place through the work zone. Electronic message boards display the posted, legal speed limit, which will be reduced during construction operations and presence of workers in the area.

State Route 65 between Grand Avenue and State Route 115, Lima, is reduced to one lane through the work zone at various locations for work related to a roadway rehabilitation project.

The project currently entails the following impacts to traffic:

— Installation of sidewalks and curb ramps along State Route 65 began April 16. Traffic will be restricted to one lane through the work zone.

— Drainage work continues.

— Traffic has been shifted on State Route 65, generally between Northern Avenue and Jacobs Avenue, to allow crews to work on the northbound side of the road.

— The switch will result in one lane of traffic both northbound and southbound and the temporary removal of the turn lane.

— Traffic delays can be expected during the removal of existing pavement striping and placement of new striping.

State Route 81 from Wapak Road to Eastown Road, Lima, is no longer restricted as curb ramp work is mostly complete. Resurfacing of the route will occur in approximately one month.


Bridge cleaning over U.S. 30 in the following locations is anticipated to have minimal impact on U.S. 30 traffic. Flaggers will maintain traffic on the routes that travel over U.S. 30.


— State Route 115 over U.S. 30


— Sandy Point Road over U.S. 30


— Gomer Road over U.S. 30

Putnam County

State Route 613 between Township Road 15-C and State Route 108, west of Miller City, will close Monday for approximately 10 days for the replacement of two culverts. Traffic will be detoured onto State Route 108 and State Route 15 back to State Route 613.

State Route 189 between Township Road R and Township Road R-23, between Ottoville and Ft. Jennings, will close May 21 for five days for culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto State Route 190, State Route 634 and U.S. 224 back to State Route 189.

Van Wert County

U.S. 30 between the Indiana state line and State Route 49 north will be restricted to one lane in both directions through the work zone for a rehabilitation project that will include resurfacing and concrete joint repair of U.S. 30.

U.S. 30 eastbound at the U.S. 224 overpass, west of Van Wert, will be restricted to one lane for a project to complete bridge repairs following damage caused by an accident last fall. The lane restriction will continue through late May. The work zone will be removed on weekends.

State Route 66 over U.S. 30, northwest of Delphos, will close May 22 for 21 days for bridge repair. Westbound traffic detoured to U.S. 30 to Middle Point Wetzel Road back to State Route 66. Eastbound traffic detoured onto U.S. 30 to Lincoln Highway back to State Route 66.

State Route 709 will close in two locations between County Road 103 and Goodwin Road, west of Venedocia, for the replacement of three culverts. The following sections of the roadway will not close concurrently, but closures will begin Monday and occur back-to-back, lasting approximately three weeks total. For both closures, traffic will be detoured onto State Route 116, State Route 81 and U.S. 127 back to State Route 709.

— Between County Road 103 and Thomas Road

— Between Jonestown Road and Goodwin Road

Van Wert-Decatur Road between U.S. 224 and Shannon Street, just west of Van Wert, will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement milling and resurfacing. Work began April 25 and will continue through late May.