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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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Lane, Ramp Closures, Detours for I-75 Construction in Tampa Bay Area Thru February 10

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction and maintenance activities that will impact your travel in the Tampa bay area through Saturday, February 10, 2018:

  • Tampa – The westbound I-4 Exit 9 ramp onto northbound I-75 will be closed between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday (February 6 and 7) nights.
    DETOUR: Bear left at the ramp split to go south on I-75, use Exit 260 to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard/SR 574, turn left at the top of the ramp and go east on SR 574 over I-75, then turn left and enter northbound I-75.
  • Tampa – One to two lanes may be closed on northbound I-75 from I-4 (Exit 261) to the Tampa Bypass Canal (south of Fowler Avenue/Exit 265) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday (February 4 – 7) nights.
  • Tampa – One lane may be closed and controlled by flagging operations on Sligh Avenue under the I-4/I-75 interchange area any time of the day Sunday through Saturday (February 4 – 10).
  • Brooksville – 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 (February 4 – 8) nights.
  • Brooksville – One lane of US 98/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 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (February 4 – 8) nights and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (February 5 – 9).
  • Brooksville – One lane may be closed with flaggers directing traffic on Croom Rital Road under I-75 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (February 5 – 9).

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Lane Closures, Holiday Suspensions for I-75 Construction in Tampa Bay Area

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction and maintenance operations in the Tampa Bay area that may impact your travel, through January 2, 2018:

  • Tampa – The right lane may be closed on northbound I-75 about two miles north of I-4 (Exit 261) approaching the Tampa Bypass Canal (south of Fowler Ave./Exit 265) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (December 17 – 21) nights.
  • Tampa – One lane may be closed and controlled by flagging operations on Sligh Avenue under the I-4/I-75 interchange area any time of the day or night Friday and Saturday (December 15 and 16) and Monday through Friday (December 18 – 22).
  • Wesley Chapel/San Antonio – One lane may be closed on southbound I-75 from SR 52 (Exit 285) to CR 54 (Exit 279) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday (December 17 – 20) nights.
  • Brooksville – 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 (December 17 – 21) nights.

Holiday Travel News

No interstate closures in the Tampa Bay area over the holidays

Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL – No closures are scheduled on the interstate system in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties during the holiday period from December 24, 2017 through January 2, 2018.


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Traffic Impacts Begin for I-75 Construction in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that a change in I-75 traffic pattern begins Sunday, December 17, Findlay exits to be closed.

Dates to Note:

  • Sunday, December 17 – Traffic will be affected overnight in the southbound direction during preparations for removal of contraflow lane, all Findlay exits closed (details below).
  • Tuesday, December 19 – The entrance ramp from county Road 99 to I-75 southbound will be closed overnight (details below).
  • Wednesday, December 20 – Contraflow lane on I-75 southbound removed (details below).

The following impacts to traffic related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock County are occurring or scheduled to occur in the coming weeks:

Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound from south of the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange to county Road 313 (Lima Avenue) will be reduced to one lane in each direction during the week of December 18 for excavation work in preparation for new pavement construction.

  • The restriction will be in place from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night.
  • Two lanes in each direction on Interstate 75 will be maintained during daytime hours.

The Interstate 75 northbound lanes from the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange to county Road 99 have been shifted to the right onto the outside shoulder.

  • Two lanes of traffic are maintained during daytime hours. Some nighttime lane closures will continue.
  • The legal speed through the work zone is reduced when workers are present.
  • Speed limits are displayed via electronic message boards which display the legal, posted speed through the zone.

On Sunday, December 17, the far right I-75 southbound lane from just south of the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange to county Road 99 will be closed during preparations for the removal of the contraflow lane and to place traffic into its winter pattern.

The contraflow lane is the one lane of southbound traffic currently traveling on the northbound side of the interstate separated by barrier wall.

  • The lane closure will be in place from approximately midnight on Sunday, December 17 until 5 a.m. the following day during moving of barrier wall and placement of pavement markings.
  • All Findlay exits from the southbound direction will not be accessible during this time. All exits will be accessible from I-75 northbound.

On Tuesday, December 19 the entrance ramp from county Road 99 to I-75 southbound will be closed for storage of equipment needed in the traffic switch.

  • The ramp will close at midnight on Tuesday, December 19 and remain closed until approximately 5 a.m. the following day.
  • Traffic during this time will be detoured north on I-75 to the state Route 613 interchange back to I-75 southbound.
  • The I-75 southbound exit ramp to county Road 99 will remain open.

On Wednesday, December 20 the contraflow traffic pattern on I-75 southbound will be removed for the winter.

  • Once the contraflow lane has been removed, all I-75 southbound traffic from U.S. 224 to county Road 99 will be traveling on the southbound side of the interstate on new pavement.
  • Where possible, barrier wall will be removed for the winter or at least moved away from traffic as far as possible to accommodate snow removal.
  • The contraflow traffic pattern will remain in place through the winter from the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange to the south end of the project, which is generally Harrison Street.

U.S. 68/State Route 15 Interchange with Interstate 75

  • The exit ramp from I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15 (exit 156) closed June 19 for approximately three years.
    • Traffic is detoured north to the state Route 12 interchange to Interstate 75 southbound back to U.S. 68/state Route 15.
  • The exit ramp from I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15 remains open.

State Route 12 interchange with Interstate 75

  • All ramps at the state Route 12 interchange are currently open, with the exception of overnight closure noted above.

U.S. 224 interchange with Interstate 75

  • All ramps at the U.S. 224 interchange are currently open, with the exception of overnight closure noted above.

County Road 99

  • All ramps at the county Road 99 interchange are currently open, with the exception of overnight closure noted above.

About the Hancock I-75 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 Lane Configuration Established for I-75 in Atlanta

The Georgia Department of Transportation reports that a new lane configuration at the I-75 Southbound entrance ramp from North Marietta Parkway is now open

A new lane configuration for motorists accessing I-75 southbound from North Marietta Parkway has been established to accommodate the construction of the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project.

The Georgia DOT construction partners will shift eastbound traffic to a new lane configuration for motorists accessing I-75 southbound from North Marietta Parkway.

The new lane is open to motorists as of Saturday, December 16 at 6 p.m.

ADVISORY: Dates may change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones.


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