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Lane Closures, Traffic Shifts, Delays for I-75 Construction is Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction will result in lane closures, traffic shifts, congestion and delays this week:

  • Wesley Chapel/San Antonio, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 anywhere from north of County Road 54 (Exit 279) to north of SR 52 (Exit 285) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Friday night, April 28 and Sunday through Friday (April 30 – May 5) nights.
  • Brooksville, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 from south of SR 50 (Exit 301) to the Hernando/Sumter counties line between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (April 30 – May 4) nights.
  • Brooksville, FL – One lane of SR 50 (Cortez Boulevard) may be closed from I-75 up to a half mile in each direction between 6:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (April 30 – May 4) nights and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (May 1 – 5).

During some of the night closures, drivers can expect traffic shifts and delays between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on SR 50 in the I-75 interchange area as traffic may be reduced to one lane in each direction and both directions of traffic placed on the westbound lanes. This will result in two-way traffic on what normally is a two-lane westbound section of roadway.

In addition, all traffic entering and exiting I-75 may be limited to right turns only. This will mean drivers who normally would be making a left turn movement onto or off the ramps may have to go the opposite direction and make a U-Turn on SR 50 to go in their desired direction. Traffic congestion and delays are expected during the traffic shifts on SR 50 and on the I-75 exit ramps whenever traffic is in this temporary overnight alignment.


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Ohio I-75 Widening Construction Project Update

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announces the following update to the I-75 widening construction project in Lucas County:

Through September 2018, overnight, 7:00 pm through 6:00 am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, from I-475 in Toledo to I-280 for widening and bridge work.

Through July, southbound I-75, between Ottawa River Road and I-280, is reduced to two lanes for pavement installation.

Effective Monday, April 17, through Friday, April 21, nightly from 10:00 pm until 6:00 am, the ramp from northbound I-75 to westbound I-475 will be closed for bridge demolition. Detour: Stickney Avenue (Exit 207); North Expressway Drive; southbound I-75. Additionally at this time, lane restrictions are possible on northbound I-75, between Detroit Avenue and I-475.

The following ramps are restricted/closed:

  • Through July 2018, the ramp from Phillips Avenue to southbound I-75 is closed. Detour: northbound I-75; Stickney Avenue (Exit 207); North Expressway Drive; southbound I-75.
  • Through July 2018, the ramp from Jeep/Willys Parkway to southbound I-75 is closed. Detour: Detroit Avenue.
  • Through July 2018, the ramp from Jeep/Willys Parkway to northbound I-75 is closed. Detour: Berdan Avenue; Detroit Avenue; Phillips Avenue.
  • Through July 2018, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Jeep/Willys Parkway (Exit 205A) is closed. Detour: Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B).
  • Through September 2018, the interchange ramp from eastbound I-475 to southbound I-75 is reduced to one lane.

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Lane Closures, Potential Delays for I-75 Construction in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts as a result of I-75 construction this week.

CAMPBELL COUNTY: I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 129 and 135: Through Thursday, April 20, 2017, motorists should be alert for lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY: I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 135 and 140: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this project. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrowed lanes, closed shoulders and use caution as crews construct truck climbing lanes through this area. Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY: I-75 North and South near Mile Marker 141: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this bridge repair project.

CAMPBELL COUNTY: I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 145 and 148: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this project. Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrowed lanes, closed shoulders and use caution as crews construct truck climbing lanes through this area. Motorists should be alert for slowed or stopped traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.


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Ramp, Lane Closures for I-75 Construction in Northern Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction impacts in Alachua, Columbia and Hamilton counties (Gainesville, Lake City and White Springs), through Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Alachua County (Gainesville area)

I-75 ramp closures at County Road 234 will be in place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Wednesday nights:

Daytime lane closures from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and nighttime lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday from south of Northwest 39th Avenue (Exit 390) to north of U.S. 441 (Exit 399) in Alachua for paving. Additionally, there will be ramp closures on the southbound on and off ramps at U.S. 441 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday nights.

Columbia County (lake City area)

Lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday from south of U.S. 90 (Exit 427) to north of Interstate 10 (Exit 435) for milling and paving operations.

Daytime shoulder closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday between mile markers 409 and 418, and from mile marker 429 to the Florida/Georgia line, as well as daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at mile marker 409 to install equipment for the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) project.

Hamilton County (White Springs area)

Possible shoulder closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the State line for palm tree delivery.

Daytime shoulder closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday between mile markers 409 and 418, and from mile marker 429 to the Florida/Georgia line, as well as daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at mile marker 409 to install equipment for the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) project.


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I-75 Safety Enhancement Projects Underway in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces work has begun on a safety enhancement project along a portion of I-75 in Catoosa County beginning at Exit 350 and extending to the Tennessee State line.

The project is intended to improve safety and visibility along
this portion of the interstate by:

  • removing overgrown vegetation that encroaches on the shoulders and slopes;
  • reducing trees and bushes within rights of way to safeguard motorists and provide adequate room for vehicle
    recovery if someone leaves the roadway;
  • ensuring the visibility of warning, information and instructional signs; and
  • removing overhanging trees and/or branches that may fall onto the interstate during inclement weather, or cast shadows onto the roadway and prevent the sun from quickly drying the moisture off the roadway in case of winter weather.

The Department also awarded a landscaping contract for beautification along the north end of I-75 from Exit 353 in
Catoosa County to the Tennessee State line. The project is designed to create a more aesthetically pleasing area for visitors entering the Peach State.

“These two projects and others like them in northwest Georgia add up to these two things – safer mobility and a better quality of life for all our residents,” said State Transportation Board Member Roger Williams.


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Lane and Ramp Closures for I-75 Construction in Michigan Thru April 14

The Michigan Department of Transportation reports the following lane and ramp closures as a result of I-75 construction and maintenance work from April 7 thru April 14, 2017:

  • Oakland: NB I-75 from Crooks Road to Coolidge Highway, right lane closed Friday 4/7, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Oakland: NB I-75 exit ramp to Crooks Road, RAMP CLOSED, Friday 4/7, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Oakland: SB I-75, Coolidge to Wattles, 2 LANES CLOSED, 1 LANE OPEN Sat 7:00 am to 7:00 pm for bridge work.
  • Oakland: NB/SB I-75 at Crooks, 2 LANES CLOSED, ONE LANE OPEN Sun 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Oakland: EB/WB Big Beaver RAMPS to NB I-75, RAMP CLOSED, Sun 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Oakland:Crooks Rd ramp to NB I-75, RAMP CLOSED, Sun 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Oakland: NB I-75 from M-59 to Featherstone, 2 LANES CLOSED, 1 LANE OPEN Sun 7:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Oakland: WB M-59 ramp to NB I-75, RAMP CLOSED, Sun 7:00 am to 9:00 am

Starting Monday 4/10:

  • Oakland: NB I-75 from Long Lake to Coolidge, right lane closed daily 7:00 am to 3:00 pm thru Fri-4/14
  • Oakland: NB I -75 exit ramp to Crooks, RAMP CLOSED, daily 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Tues
  • Oakland: SB I-75 from Coolidge to Long Lake, right lane closed daily 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 4/12-4/14
  • Oakland: SB I-75 exit ramp to Crooks Road, RAMP CLOSED, daily 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, 4/12-4/14 M-53:
  • Wayne: NB I-75 at WB I-96 (Interchange ramp): 1 left closed. 1 lane remain open, Mon 9:00 am-3:00 pm

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Lane Closures for I-75 Construction in Florida this Week

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-75 construction in Pasco, Hernando and Sumter counties

  • Wesley Chapel/San Antonio, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 anywhere from north of County Road 54 (Exit 279) to north of SR 52 (Exit 285) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Friday (April 2 – 7) nights.
  • Brooksville, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 from south of SR 50 (Exit 301) to the Hernando/Sumter counties line between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (April 2 – 6) nights.

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I-75 Construction in Ohio Begins Sunday

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports the following impacts to traffic related to I-75 construction through Findlay and Hancock County scheduled to occur in the coming weeks:

I-75 Findlay

I-75 both northbound and southbound from the area of the Blanchard River (mile marker 159) near Findlay High School to county Road 99 (mile marker 161) will be restricted to one lane at times through the work zone during nighttime hours only beginning Sunday, March 26.

  • 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

I-75 between county Road 99 (mile marker 161) and Oil Center Road (mile marker 170) is currently reduced to two lanes in each direction.

  • Work is occurring nightly, from approximately 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • The restriction allows 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 with I-75

All ramps at the interchange all currently open.

  • 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. At that time, 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 Construction 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.


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New Ohio Experiences Provide Excitement, Wonder and Relaxation in 2017

From the wonder of nature and blood-pumping excitement of thrill rides to the anticipation of new craft brews and joy of 50-year-old music and memories, there is no better place than Ohio to connect with the people who mean the most to you in 2017.

For more travel ideas and inspiration, visit Ohio.org. Download the free “Official Ohio Travel Guide by TourismOhio” app for easy access to everything you need to explore Ohio.

Legends of our Galaxy and Beyond!

Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume at the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati (May 25-Oct. 1, 2017)

Let your imagination run wild, and embrace your inner Jedi at the Smithsonian Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume exhibit. Check out more than 60 costumes worn by your favorite characters including the menacing black mask of Darth Vader, the gilded suit of C-3PO, the yak and mohair costume of Chewbacca, lavish royal gowns of Queen Amidala and more. Immerse yourself in George Lucas’s fantastical world and get to know the designers who brought the Star Wars characters to life.

John Glenn Astronomy Park, Hocking Hills State Park (Opening Late 2017)
Follow in the footsteps of an American hero who touched the stars at the John Glenn Astronomy Park. The park will feature awe-inspiring views of the night sky in a natural setting far from city lights. Just north in New Concord, visitors can stop at the John & Annie Glenn Museum to tour Glenn’s boyhood home during this year’s 55th anniversary of his mission as the first American to orbit the Earth.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame “50 Years After the Summer of Love,” Cleveland (Opening May 31, 2017)
Relive the memories of 1967 with “50 Years After the Summer of Love” at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Discover how artists like Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, the Doors and the Jimi Hendrix Experience emerged during this time and continue to influence music today.

Thrill Seekers Paradise

Mystic Timbers at Kings Island, Mason (Spring 2017)
The anticipation will build as you make your way to Kings Island where a new roller coaster, Mystic Timbers is lurking in the woods! Reaching a height of 109 feet, the wooden coaster has 3,265 feet of track that will take riders spiraling through the forest, plunging down ravines and rocketing over water at speeds up to 53 mph.

Cedar Point Shores, Sandusky (Spring 2017)
Thrill seekers will enjoy an exhilarating day at the all-new Cedar Point Shores waterpark. The 18-acre park features your favorite water slides and pools from the past as well as four brand new attractions, including Point Plummet, a six-story, near-vertical aqua-drop body slide. Prepare to plummet when the floor drops out from beneath you!

Akron Zoo Curious Creatures Exhibit, Akron (Opening June 2017)
Embrace the bizarre and celebrate the strange at the Akron Zoo’s new Curious Creatures exhibit. Here you can meet weird and unusual species like naked mole rats, red-eye tree frogs, walking batfish, flashlight fish and Venus flytraps. Twenty exhibits will plunge visitors into the realm of biodiversity and animal adaptation.

Explore the Outdoors

Lake Erie Canopy Tours at Geneva State Park, Geneva-on-the-Lake Lodge  (Summer 2017) Get your heart racing as you soar through the treetops at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake’s Lake Erie Canopy Tours. This zip line and aerial bridge adventure will provide unique views of nature and Lake Erie from the treetops of Geneva State Park. Take a guided zip line canopy tour or the self-guided challenge course, and there is even a challenge course of kids.

BLINK Cincinnati, Cincinnati (Oct. 12-15, 2017)
Take in awe-inspiring displays at the inaugural BLINK art and light festival. Bring the whole family to experience this large-scale light festival featuring light displays, sculptures, interactive exhibits and murals spanning 20 city blocks.

Bicentennial of Historic Zoar Village, Zoar (2017)
Delve into the culture, art and architecture of the Zoarites as Zoar Village celebrates its bicentennial and recent designation as a National Historic Landmark. Experience village life as it was lived by 200 German Separatists who left their homeland in 1817 to create one of America’s most successful communal settlements. Today, about 75 families live in the village that comes to life through living history demonstrations, beautiful gardens, 19th-century buildings and traditional crafts to try for yourself. Special events will be held throughout the year to celebrate the Village’s 200th anniversary.

Beer and Spirits

Brewery Openings and Expansions, Statewide (2017)
Ohio continues to add to its more than 190 craft breweries across the state, and currently ranks No. 4 among states in craft beer production with many more breweries scheduled to open in 2017. HiHo Brewery Co. in Cuyahoga Falls, and Masthead Brewing Co., in Cleveland, are just two of Ohio’s newest breweries.

Distilleries Expand with New Restaurants and Production, Columbus (2017)
Looking for dinner with your cocktail? A revision to Ohio law allows distilleries to serve food and drinks so you can now sample your favorites at Middle West Spirits on-site or pair a tasty dish with a beverage at Watershed Distillery following their respective expansions.

Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail, Cincinnati and Summit Brew Path, Akron (Throughout 2017)
Cincinnati will showcase its storied history of brewing with the Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail. Take a tour through the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood to visit the area’s iconic breweries from today and years past. The Summit Brew Path in Akron leads visitors on a journey of the area’s current and soon-to-be open breweries, highlighting the growing Northeast Ohio craft beer scene.

About TourismOhio
TourismOhio, operating within the state of Ohio’s Development Services Agency, works to ensure Ohio is positioned as a destination of choice, enriching lives through authentic travel experiences. The branding Ohio. Find It Here. supports Ohio’s $42 billion tourism industry. For more, visit Ohio.org.


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Lane Closures for I-75 Construction in Tampa Bay Area

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction activities in the Tampa Bay area thru March 25, 2017:

  • Riverview, FL – One to two lanes may be closed on southbound I-75 north of the Alafia River (over Riverview Drive approaching Gibsonton Drive/Exit 250) between 9:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. Monday and Tuesday (March 20 and 21) nights.
  • Riverview, FL – One to two lanes will be closed on northbound I-75 over Bullfrog Creek (at Gibsonton Drive/Exit 250) between 9:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday (March 22 and 23) nights.
  • Wesley Chapel/San Antonio, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 anywhere from north of County Road 54 (Exit 279) to north of SR 52 (Exit 285) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Friday night, March 17 and Sunday through Friday (March 19 – 24) nights.
  • Brooksville, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 from south of SR 50 (Exit 301) to the Hernando/Sumter counties line between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (March 19 – 23) nights.

For more I-75 construction info, visit  www.i75exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida! Plus I-95 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide,  I-10 Exit Guide , and I-95 Exit Guide.