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I-75 Lane Closures for Pavement Work in Ohio This Week

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that pavement work will require various lane closures on south Interstate 75 between Austin Boulevard and State Route 63 nightly from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. through Friday, August 17.

All work on north I-75 is complete.

Traffic will be maintained. Arrow boards and/or signs are in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and lane closures. All work is contingent upon the weather.

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. Move over or slow down.


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Lane Closures, Possible Travel Delays for I-75 Construction in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts as a result of I-75 construction and maintenance operations through Sunday, August 5, 2018:

Auglaize County

  • I-75 between SR 219 and Breese Road, Nightly lane closures June 18th – August 10th between the hours of 6 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.

Miami County

  • I-75 between CR 25A (Tipp City) and Eldean Road, Lane closures June 18th – August 31st. These will become double lane closures each night between 7 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open at all times. *These closures will not be in effect Friday mornings – Sunday afternoons.

Montgomery County

  • I-75 north between North Keowee Street and Stanley Avenue, Overnight lane closures July 30th at 9 pm – July 31st at 5 am. One northbound lane will remain open.
  • I-75 northbound Ramp to I-675, Lane closures July 30th – 31st between 9 am and 3 pm. One northbound lane will remain open on the ramp.
  • I-75 south Ramp to I-675 north, Lane width restriction June 14th – September 1st. One 12’6” lane will remain open on the ramp.
  • I-75 northbound between Lyons Road and Austin Boulevard, Nightly lane closures July 20th – 31st between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. Two northbound lanes will remain open.
  • I-75 between SR 725 and East River Road, Nightly lane closures July 12th – August 24th between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. These will become double lane closures at 11 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-75 between SR 48 and Needmore Road, Nightly lane closures April 29th – July 31st between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. These will become double lane closures at 10 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.

Shelby County

  • I-75 north between SR 119 and SR 274, Daily lane closures July 30th – August 1st between 9 am and 2:30 pm. One northbound lane will remain open.
  • I-75 south between SR 219 and SR 29, Daily lane closures July 10th – 31st between the hours of 9 am and 2:30 pm. One southbound lane will remain open.

Arrow boards and signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming closure. All work is weather permitting. 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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Lane, Ramp Closures, Detours for I-75 Construction in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction and maintenance activities impacting travel through Sunday, July 15, 2018:

Auglaize County

  • I-75 between SR 219 and Breese Road, Nightly lane closures June 18th – July 27th between the hours of 6 pm and 7 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • US 33 between SR 29 and I-75, Daily lane closures March 26th – July 31st between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.

Miami County

  • SR 55 Ramp to I-75 north, RAMP CLOSURE July 9th – 16th. The official detour is: SR 55 to SR 41 to I-75 north.
  • I-75 between CR 25A (Tipp City) and Eldean Road, Lane closures June 18th – August 31st. These will become double lane closures each night between 7 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open at all times. *These closures will not be in effect Friday mornings – Sunday afternoons.

Montgomery County

  • I-75 south Ramp to I-675 north, Annual bridge inspections July 12th between the hours of 12 pm – 4 pm. Single lane closures will be in effect while crews evaluate the bridge. One lane of traffic will remain open during inspections.
  • I-75 between SR 725 and East River Road, Nightly lane closures July 12th – August 24th between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. These will become double lane closures at 11 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 east, Nightly RAMP CLOSURES July 10th – 13th between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am. The official detour is: I-75 north to Second Street to I-75 south to US 35 east.
  • I-75 between SR 48 and Needmore Road, Nightly lane closures April 29th – July 31st between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. These will become double lane closures at 10 pm. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE March 30th – September 30th. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 east, Lane width restriction November 29th – September 30th. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

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I-75 Construction to Affect Multiple Ramps in Ohio

The following is work scheduled to occur on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. The schedule of work is dependent upon weather conditions, and unless otherwise noted, work will take place during daytime hours.

ALLEN COUNTY

  • Interstate 75 between Bentley Road and state Route 103 will be restricted to one lane at times for a bridge repair project. 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 in both directions is restricted at times to one lane in each direction through the work zone. A maximum width restriction of 13 feet is in place during the lane restriction.
    • Variable speed limits are in place through the work zone. Electronic messages boards display the posted, legal speed limit, which will be reduced during construction operations and presence of workers in the area. The posted speed limit on the electronic boards is enforceable by law.
  • Interstate 75 ramp work
    The following Interstate 75 ramps will be affected by pavement repair:

    • Interstate 75 northbound exit ramp to state Route 696, Beaverdam, will remain open but will be restricted during pavement repair beginning the week of June 18. Work is expected to be completed within a week.
    • Interstate 75 southbound entrance ramp from state Route 696, Beaverdam, will close Friday, June 22 at 9 p.m. until Monday, June 25 at 6 a.m. Traffic detoured onto Interstate 75 northbound to Bentley Road back to Interstate 75 southbound.
    • Interstate 75 southbound entrance ramp at Bluelick Road, Lima, will close June 25 for approximately seven days for a joint repair project. Traffic will be detoured onto Interstate 75 northbound to Napoleon Road back to Interstate 75 southbound.
    • Interstate 75 northbound between state Route 81 and Napoleon Road will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair.

HANCOCK COUNTY

  • Interstate 75 between Bentley Road and state Route 103 will be restricted to one lane at times for a bridge repair project. 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 in both directions is restricted at times to one lane in each direction through the work zone. A maximum width restriction of 13 feet is in place during the lane restriction.
    • Variable speed limits are in place through the work zone. Electronic messages boards display the posted, legal speed limit, which will be reduced during construction operations and presence of workers in the area. The posted speed limit on the electronic boards is enforceable by law.

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Ohio DOT Preparing for Another Near-Record Construction Season

This year, the Ohio Department of Transportation is investing $2.35 billion into nearly 1,000 projects that will preserve existing roads and bridges, enhance capacity, and improve safety.

“Roads and bridges don’t get better over time. That’s why 90 cents of every dollar we’re investing this year is to take care of what we have,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “We’re using better data and more frequent maintenance to address the small issues with our infrastructure before they become big issues.”

ODOT and contractors will repair or replace 5,645 miles of pavement, enough to pave a four-lane highway from Columbus to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and perform work on 1,040 bridges.

While orange barrels can be an inconvenience, they are a sign of progress and improvement. Since 2011, ODOT has invested an unprecedented $16.4 billion into 7,918 projects across the state. ODOT is responsible for maintaining 43,211 lane miles of roadway and 14,095 bridges. Ohio has the 4th largest interstate system by lane miles. Ohio’s transportation infrastructure supports the state’s 6.5 million jobs.

“Our transportation network is Ohio’s most valuable man-made asset,” said Wray. “It gives us the ability to move goods to market, get to work, take our children to school, visit an amusement park or explore the beautiful natural wonders of Ohio.”

Despite a near-record level of road work, last year saw the second lowest number of work zone crashes in a decade in Ohio. There were 4,891 work zone crashes, resulting in 119 serious injuries and 19 deaths. The vast majority of these crashes were caused by drivers following too close.

“We need drivers to pay attention every moment they are behind the wheel, but it’s even more vital in work zones. These zones often contain narrow lanes and changing traffic patterns. When driving through work zones, drivers need to leave more room between their vehicle and the vehicle in front of them, slow down, pay attention, and avoid all distractions,” Wray said.

ODOT crews were struck 152 times last year. Ohio law requires that drivers move over or slow down when they see our crews working along the roadway.

Unfortunately, through the years 164 ODOT employees have lost their lives while on the job.


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