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Traffic Shift, Lane and Ramp Closures on I-75 in Ohio Begin Today

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that, in order to align northbound Interstate 75 to a partial phase of its original configuration, various lane and ramp closures will be in effect beginning Friday, October 20.

Various lane closures on northbound I-75 from Mitchell Avenue to State Route 562 beginning at 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 20 until 6:00 a.m. Saturday, October 21.

Also, the ramp from Mitchell Avenue to northbound I-75 will be closed from midnight Friday until 4:00 a.m. Saturday.

In addition, the ramp from northbound I-75 to eastbound SR 562 will be closed from 11:00 p.m. Friday until 5:00 a.m. Saturday.

Once the shift is complete Saturday morning, three lanes of northbound I-75 will be maintained and open to traffic; one lane will remain closed through November to complete work on the soundwall.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.


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Near Peak Fall Foliage Colors Along I-75 in Michigan and Ohio

Ready for a roadtrip? This weekend is a great time to plan an I-75 fall foliage tour! Right now Central and Southern Michigan as well as most of Ohio are in the midst of near peak fall foliage color along the I-75 corridor.

In Michigan you’ll find near peak color from the Ohio state line northward on I-75 thru Monroe, Detroit, Troy, Auburn Hills, to Flint. Just about the entire length of I-75 in Ohio is showing spectacular color. Begin your roadtrip in Dayton and travel northward thru Sidney, Lima, and Findlay to Toledo. Great colors and plenty of opportunities to take an exit and explore the more rural countryside.

What’s cool about viewing fall colors from the Interstate? The experience is totally different in either direction. Drive north on I-75, turn around and head south and you’ll see a whole new perspective right before your eyes! You can easily spend several days exploring small towns and villages directly off the Interstate exits along the way.


For more I-75 information, visit www.i75exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Michigan to Florida!

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Ohio I-75 Construction Restrictions This Week

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction project update:

The Interstate 75/Hopple Street project requires the following restrictions tonight (Friday, September 29, 2017):

  • Close the left lane of northbound I-75 from just south of Hopple Street to the Monmouth Street bridge from 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 until 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.
  • In addition, close the left lane of westbound I-74 from just south of the Monmouth Street bridge to I-75 from 8:30 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Saturday.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.


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

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“Thru the Valley” I-75 Construction Update in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports various nightly lane and shoulder closures on north and southbound I-75 in Ohio from just south of Shepherd Avenue to just north of Glendale-Milford Road beginning at 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day, Monday, Aug. 28 through Saturday, Sept. 30. In addition, shoulder closures will be in effect within these lane closures each day from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Intermittent daily lane closures on east and westbound Glendale-Milford Road over I-75 beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 through Saturday, Sept. 30.

Aerial crossing work will require 15 minute short-term full closures on north and southbound I-75 between Wyoming Avenue and south of Shepherd Avenue (Lockland Split), between 12:01 a.m. and 4 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 through Friday, Sept. 1. Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers.

In addition, southbound I-75 and the southbound collector lane widths are reduced and traffic is shifted to the west (right) side of the interstate through Saturday, Sept. 30. This shift was originally scheduled through Aug. 31.

The ongoing reduced lane widths and traffic shift to the south side of Shepherd Avenue are now extended through Sunday, Oct. 1.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.


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

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Lane, Ramp Closures for I-75 Construction in Ohio This Week

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports the following work scheduled to occur on I-75 in Allen County. The schedule of work is dependent upon weather conditions and, unless otherwise noted, work will take place during daytime hours.

  • Interstate 75 southbound ramps at Bluelick Road will be closed for one day each for sealing of bridge decks. The closures will occur generally from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day according to the following schedule. Work is being performed by the ODOT roadway services department:
    • Exit ramp from Interstate 75 southbound to Bluelick Road will close July 18
    • Entrance ramp from Bluelick Road to Interstate 75 southbound will close July 19
  • Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound will be periodically reduced to one lane at times beneath both the Napoleon Road and Bentley Road bridge structures during certain operations related to construction.
    • Lane closures will occur sporadically and are expected to occur mostly during daytime hours but some nighttime closures may occur.

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

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Lane Closures, Detours for I-75 Construction in Ohio Thru June 30

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports the following lane closures and detours in Hamilton County associated with I-75 construction and maintenance activities, through June 30, 2017.

  • Various lane closures on the northbound I-75 collector ramp (Neumann Way) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Lane closures will also be in place from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. These lane closures will be in effect through Friday, June 30.
  • The sweeping ramp from northbound I-75 to eastbound Glendale Milford Road will be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning the week of June 26. As a reminder, beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29, the sweeping ramp from northbound I-75 to eastbound Glendale Milford Road will be closed for approximately one year. Traffic will use the northbound loop ramp to the signalized intersection as a detour.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.


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

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Lane Restrictions, Traffic Delays for I-75 Construction in Ohio Thru July

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announces the following update to the I-75 widening project in Wood and Hancock Counties:

I-75 construction will require the following traffic restrictions:

  • Through July, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between US 20 and CR 99 in Hancock County, for finish work.
  • Through July, I-75, between I-475 and Devils Hole Road, may be reduced to two lanes for striping and paving.
  • Through Tuesday, June 6, SB I-75, between Portage Road and Mermill Road, may be reduced to two lanes for bridge repair.
  • Through June, I-75, between Oil Center Road and CR 99, will be reduced to two lane for paving. Motorists are advised of traffic pattern change.

Project complete: October. All work is weather permitting.


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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.

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

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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.


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

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.


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