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Ohio Department of Transportation released the following details of Interstate 75 construction around Findlay. The following impacts to traffic related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock County are scheduled to occur in the coming weeks:
Interstate 75 Findlay
Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound from the area of the Blanchard River near Findlay High School to county Road 99 will be restricted to one lane at times through the work zone during nighttime hours only beginning late in the week of March 20 or early the week of March 27.
The restrictions are necessary to perform shoulder work and for placement of temporary pavement in preparation for future shifts in traffic patterns. Work will occur generally from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night.
Two lanes in each direction will be maintained on I-75 during daytime hours.
I-75 north of Findlay
Beginning Monday, March 20, I-75 between Oil Center Road and county Road 99 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction.
Nightly, from approximately 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., I-75 may be reduced to one lane in each direction.
The restriction will allow for the placement of temporary pavement marking in preparation for a traffic pattern change.
Paving of the final driving surface is expected to begin the week of April 3 and conclude by the end of April. All work is weather dependent.
U.S. 68/State Route 15 Interchange
The exit ramp from I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15 (exit 156) is expected to close this spring, likely in April, for approximately three years.
Traffic will be detoured north to the state Route 12 interchange to I-75 southbound back to U.S. 68/state Route 15.
About the Hancock I-75 Project:
Interstate 75 will be reconstructed and widened beginning just south of Harrison Street/County Road 144, which is just south of the U.S. Route 68/state Route 15 interchange, to the county Road 99 interchange, Findlay, Hancock County.
The project will reconstruct approximately five miles of the existing four lanes of Interstate 75, construct an additional lane of travel in each direction, replace all mainline bridges on I-75, replace the Harrison Street overpass, redesign and reconstruct the interchange between U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Interstate 75, and redesign and reconstruct the interchange with U.S. 68/state Route 15 at Lima Avenue.
The project also includes the construction of noise walls at particular locations. Expected completion is May 2020. Beaver Excavating, Canton, serves as the general contractor.
Project information may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/hancock75