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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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Temporary Ramp Closures, Detour on I-75 This Weekend in Georgia

The Georgia DOT has been notified by the contractor of the temporary closure for concrete slab replacement of the exit ramp from I-75 northbound to Exit 149.

The ramp will close Saturday night, May 5 at 9:00 p.m. and reopen for traffic Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. Motorists will be directed to Exit 153; Sardis Church Road to I-75 southbound in order to return to Exit 149.

All work and closure times are dependent on weather conditions.

Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; and expect the unexpected.


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Bridge Demolition Requires I-75 Closure This Week

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County will be closed for two nights beginning April 23 to allow for demolition of the old KY 1505 bridge.

I-75 north will be closed to traffic beginning at 9 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 23 and will reopen by 6 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 24. I-75 south will be closed from 9 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 24 until 6 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 25.

Motorists traveling on I-75 north will detour via Exit 62 (Mt. Vernon) onto U.S. 25 and reconnect with I-75.

Motorists traveling on I-75 south will detour via Exit 76 (Berea) onto U.S. 25 and reconnect with I-75.

A new bridge was recently constructed on KY 1505 to replace the current structure as part of the ongoing $31 million I-75 widening project between mile points 64.5 to 69.

The date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.


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

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-75 construction and maintenance activities in Alachua, Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties thru Friday, April 27, 2018:

Alachua County

  • Nighttime double lane closures from south of State Road 121 to just south of State Road 222 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday for milling and paving operations. There will also be nighttime northbound on and off ramp closures on Sunday night at Williston Road (State Road 121) from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Daytime lane closures 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for sign and guardrail installation.

Columbia County

  • Daytime lane closures 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday for work related to the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS).

Hamilton County

  • Daytime lane closures 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday for work related to the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS).

Suwannee County

  • Daytime lane closures 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for work related to the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS).

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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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