You may not have to worry about snowy roads as you travel for the Holidays next week, but you should still be prepared.
The Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT’s) real-time traffic portal – OHGO.com – helps you avoid traffic tie-ups by posting current highway traffic speeds, traffic accidents, slowdowns and tie-ups, travel times, road construction, traffic cameras images and more!
By using OHGO.com, motorists can get where they are going safer, faster and easier than ever before.
“Know before you go,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “Planning ahead means fewer traffic headaches and more time with friends and family.”
AAA is predicting a record 4 million Ohioans will travel more than 50 miles from home this week – that’s twice as many than over Thanksgiving.
While construction work is suspended over the holiday, many permanent work zone restrictions remain in place. Below is a list of many of the notable highway construction projects that could impact your Holiday travel:
I-75 from Third St. to Main St. is under construction due to the modernization of the interstate through the city of Dayton. Two lanes of traffic will remain open to northbound motorists. Three lanes will be open to southbound motorists. Motorists need to stay alert, as traffic patterns are currently not in their traditional places at this location.
Widen I-75 to three lanes in both directions from Perrysburg to Findlay. 11-foot lane width restrictions and reduced speed limits are in place in the work zone.
I-75, from the Anthony Wayne Trail to the I-75/I-280 interchange in Toledo is reduced to two lanes. 11-foot lane width restrictions and reduced speed limits are in place in the work zone. Various exit and entrance ramp closures are in place. Detours are posted.
Reconstruct the I-75/Hopple Street interchange. Three lanes of southbound I-75 traffic is on the west side of I-75 between the I-74 and Harrison Ave. interchanges. One lane of southbound I-75 traffic will remain in a contraflow position on the east side of I-75 between I-74 and the Harrison Ave. exit. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures.
Bridge replacement on I-75 at SR 562. Bridge work requires a full closure of southbound I-75 at SR 562 Wednesday, Dec. 16, Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19, beginning at 11 p.m., reopening by 5 a.m. the next day. Traffic will be detoured to westbound I-275 to eastbound 74 to southbound I-75. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures.
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