ODOT D -2 Construction Update – 3/17

ODOT District Two Weekly Construction Update

Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined.

Lucas/Wood Counties

1. Interstate 75: Widening
Wood & Hancock Counties (170-14, 199-14, 237-14 & 3000-14):

Interstate Restrictions:  Through July, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between US 20 and CR 99 in Hancock County, for finish work.   Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

2. Interstate 75: Widening *UPDATE*

Lucas County (485-14, 536-14):  Through September 2018, overnight, 7pm through 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, from I-475 in Toledo to I-280 for widening and bridge work.

Effective Wednesday, March 22 at 9pm, through Thursday, March 23 at 6am, lane restrictions are possible on southbound I-75, between Stickney Avenue and Phillips Avenue, for cleanup from an earlier incident. 

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.

Local Streets:

Through May, the Polish Village Overpass is closed for bridge work.  Detour: North Expressway Drive; Stickney Avenue; South Expressway Drive.

Through June, South Expressway Drive is restricted to a single lane between Stickney Avenue and Lagrange Street.

Through June, Elm Street and Wersell Avenue at South Expressway Drive, are closed.

Through June, Stickney Avenue, is restricted to a single lane between North Expressway Drive and South Expressway Drive.

Through August, northbound Detroit Avenue under I-75 will be reduced to one lane for bridge work.

Through October, expect lane restrictions on Phillips Avenue at I-75 for bridge work.

Through July 2018, lane restrictions are possible on Detroit Avenue at I-75 for bridge work.

Through July 2018, expect lane restrictions on Berdan Avenue at I-75 for bridge work.

Through July 2018, Willys Parkway from Pioneer Lane to Jeep Parkway is closed.

Project complete: September 2018.  All work is weather permitting.

3. Interstate 75: Rest Area

Wood County (8000-17)Through June, the southbound I-75 rest area is closed for renovations and pavement repair.  Project complete: June.  All work is weather permitting.

4. Interstate 280: Bridge Repair *UPDATE*

Lucas County (1075-16): Through March, shoulder and single lane restrictions are possible on southbound I-280, between Greenbelt Parkway (Exit 11) and Starr Avenue (Exit 8), for bridge repair. Project complete: May. All work is weather permitting.

5. Interstate 475: ProMedica Parkway Ramp
Lucas County:
  The ramp from ProMedica Parkway to eastbound I-475 is open to access southbound I-75 only.  Through September 2018, the ramp from ProMedica Parkway to eastbound I-475 to access northbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: southbound I-75; Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B); northbound I-75.  All work is weather permitting.

6. Interstate Maintenance Work
Lucas and Wood Counties:
 Through December, intermittent overnight lane restrictions are possible on I-75, I-280 and I-475 in Lucas and Wood counties for maintenance work.  Project complete: December.  All work is weather permitting.

7. U.S. Route 20: Central Avenue Interchange Project
Lucas County (210-15):
 Through September, Central Avenue, between McCord Road and Van Fleet Parkway, may be reduced to one lane for finish work. Through September, lane restrictions are possible on I-475/US 23, between Dorr Street and N. Holland Sylvania Road.  Through March, lane restrictions are possible on the ramps from US 20 to northbound I-475 and from southbound I-475 to US 20 for lighting work.  Project complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.

8. U.S. Route 20: Traffic Signal Upgrades

Lucas County (301-16):  Through May, daytime intermittent lane restrictions are possible at the intersection of Central Avenue/US 20 and Meijer Drive for finish work.  Project complete: May.  All work is weather permitting.

9. State Route 2: Anthony Wayne Bridge Painting Project
Lucas County (220-16): 
Through November, SR 2, between Oak Street and Broadway Street, is reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge painting. Additional local road closures may be announced.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

10. State Route 51: Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Lucas County (550-16): Through Monday, April 3, lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between Bancroft Street and Lincoln Avenue, for bridgework.  Additional restrictions and closures will be announced. Project complete: September. All work is weather permitting.

11. State Route 51: Bridge Redecking

Lucas County (289-16):  Through October, nightly from 7pm through 6am, lane restrictions are possible on I-475, between Secor Road and Douglas Road, for bridge work.  Additional restrictions and closures will be announced. Project complete: June 2018. All work is weather permitting.

12. Bowen Road: Bridge Redecking *ROAD CLOSURE BEGINS MONDAY*

Lucas County (289-16):  Through October, nightly from 7pm through 6am, lane restrictions are possible on I-475, between Secor Road and Douglas Road, for bridge work. Effective Monday, March 20, through July, Bowen Road, between Groveland Road and Langenderfer Drive, will be closed for bridge deck replacement.  Detour: Groveland Road; Rushland Avenue.  Project complete: June 2018. All work is weather permitting.

13. U.S. Route 20: Culvert Replacements, Resurfacing & Turn Lanes *UPDATE*

Wood County (256-16):  Through Friday, March 17, daily from 7am through 5pm, lane restrictions are possible on US 20, between Glenwood Road and Stony Ridge Road, for culvert replacement. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.

 

Effective Monday, March 27, through Monday, April 10, US 20 east of Glenwood Road will be closed for culvert replacement.  Additionally at this time, US 20 east of Tracy Road will be closed for culvert replacement.  Detour: SR 420; I-280; SR 795; I-75; US 20.  Local access to US 20 available via Ault, Oregon and Tracy Roads.

Effective Monday, April 10, through Wednesday, April 12, US 20 at Oregon Road may be closed for turn lane installation.  Detour: SR 420; I-280; SR 795; I-75; US 20.

Effective Thursday, April 13 through April, Oregon Road at US 20 will be closed for turn lane installation.  At this time, US 20 will be open to through traffic.

Lane restrictions on US 20, between Lime City Road and Stony Ridge Road, for resurfacing will be announced. Lane restrictions on US 20, between Luckey Road and SR 420, for bridge repair will be announced. Traffic will be maintained by temporary traffic signal.  Project complete: June 2017.  All work is weather permitting.

14. State Route 25: Diverging Diamond Interchange

Wood County (8029-16):  Through October, overnight from 7pm until 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-475, between the I-75/475 interchange and Fort Meigs Road, for diverging diamond interchange work.  Additionally, overnight from 9pm until 6am, lane restrictions are possible on SR 25, between Levis Commons Boulevard and Eckel Junction Road, for diverging diamond interchange work.  Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

15. State Route 795: Traffic Signal Upgrades

Wood County (301-16):  Through May, daytime intermittent lane restrictions are possible on SR 795 at Glenwood Road, for traffic signal upgrades.  Project complete: May.  All work is weather permitting.

16. Fort Meigs Road: Widening
Wood County (460-16):
  Through June, Fort Meigs Road, between Five Point Road and the high school drive in Perrysburg, will be closed for widening.  Detour: Five Point Road; SR 25; Roachton Road.  Local access maintained.  Project complete: July.  All work is weather permitting.

Ottawa/Sandusky/Seneca Counties

 

17. State Route 2: Bridge Rehabilitation

Ottawa County (499-16):  Through April, lane restrictions are possible on SR 2 over Gypsum Road for bridge work.  Additional lane restrictions may be announced in the fall.  Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.

 

18. State Route 53: Resurfacing and Bridge Work *LANE RESTRICTIONS BEGIN MONDAY*

Ottawa County (500-16):  Effective Monday, March 20, through September, lane restrictions are possible on SR 53, between Sandusky/Ottawa county line and SR 2, for resurfacing.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Additionally, lane restrictions are possible on the SR 53 bridge over SR 2 for bridge work.  Project complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.

 

19. State Route 53: Traffic Signal Upgrades

Sandusky County (301-16):  Through May, shoulder restrictions are possible on SR 53, between US 20 and Sean Street, for finish work. Additional restrictions may be announced.  Project Complete: May.  All work is weather permitting.

Williams/Fulton/Henry Counties

20. U.S. Route 20: Railroad Repair

Williams County: Through Friday, April 14, US 20, between Brice Avenue and CR 21.5, may be closed for railroad repair.  Detour: SR 15; US 20; SR 127.  All work is weather permitting.

 

21. U.S. Route 20A: Resurfacing and Signal Upgrades

Fulton County (8016-16):  Through April, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Airport Highway/US 20A, between the Lucas/Fulton County line and CR 3, for signal work.  Project complete: May.  All work is weather permitting.

22. U.S. Route 127: Railroad Repair

Fulton County:  Effective Friday, March 31, through Saturday, April 8, US 127, between CR T and Ohio/Michigan state line, may be closed for railroad repair.  Detour: SR 15; Michigan Pioneer Road; Michigan East Territorial Road.  All work is weather permitting.

23. State Route 109: Damascus Bridge: Bridge Replacement

Henry County (1-15):  Through October, motorists should watch for additional truck traffic near SR 109 at the Damascus bridge for bridge work.  Work impacting traffic will be announced.  Project complete: October.  All work is weather permitting.

District Wide 

                                                                                                                                                      

24. Various Routes: Guardrail, Striping & Electrical Maintenance

District Wide (1053-15 & 1059-15 & 1044-15):  Through December, intermittent lane restrictions are possible district wide for guardrail, striping and electrical maintenance.  Project complete: December.  All work is weather permitting.

The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state’s largest man-made asset–the transportation system. ODOT’s mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.

Bass Pro Shops Presents: Rossford Walleye Roundup & Festival

Upcoming Walleye Tournament Guarantees 100 Percent Payout

March 13, 2017, Rossford, OH– Avid walleye anglers are invited to enjoy great fishing while competing for money and prizes at the upcoming Bass Pro Shops

Rossford Walleye Roundup and Festival, the newest tournament to hit the Maumee River and Lake Erie. The two-day tournament, scheduled for April 1-2, 2017, will be held at Bass Pro Shops and the Rossford marina. The event is being planned by the City of Rossford, the Rossford Convention and Visitors Bureau and Bass Pro Shops, the presenting sponsor.

The tournament is open to all 2-person teams. The registration fee is $500 per team. Prize payouts are based on the number of entries with a guaranteed 100 percent payout of registration.

Those who register by March 24th will receive a $100 cash rebate at check-in, sponsored by the Rossford Convention and Visitors Bureau. Special hotel packages beginning at $79 per night are available for tournament competitors.

“We encourage fishermen to bring their families and enjoy a weekend of great walleye action, as well as the festival at Bass Pro Shop,” said Beth Genson, Director of the Rossford Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The festival will feature outdoor recreation-related displays, kids’ activities including a fishing derby, food trucks, music and more throughout the weekend. It will take place at Bass Pro Shops on Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the general public.
For a detailed list of activities, official rules, registration information and special hotel packages visit RossfordWalleyeRoundup.com or call the Rossford Convention & Visitors Bureau at 855-765-5451.

The WCHS Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Pot of Gold Adoption Special……………

(Bowling Green, OH)- St. Patrick’s Day is often associated with the color green, leprechauns, and Irish traditions. It is celebrated as both a cultural and religious holiday on March 17th. In 2017, celebrate with The Wood County Humane Society and our Pot of Gold Adoption Special.

 

Any potential adopters will have the chance for discounted or waived adoption fees from Tuesday, March 14th through Sunday, March 19th. Adopters can come to the shelter and pull a coin from the pot of gold ranging from $5.00 off to the highest amount of a waived adoption fee. The special applies to cats seven months and older and select dogs.

 

All adoptable animals have been spayed/neutered, received age appropriate vaccinations, and are microchipped. The Wood County Humane Society is located at 801 Van Camp Drive, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Shelter hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00pm-7:00pm, Thursday thru Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm. Please feel free to call 419-352-7339 for questions about the adoption special.

 

The WCHS, located in Bowling Green, Ohio, is a private, non-profit managed admission shelter providing care for homeless and abused pets and investigating cruelty complaints in Wood County. The organization receives no funding from government organizations, The United Way, or national humane organizations, instead relying on earned revenue and the generosity of individual donors and businesses to fund our programs such as Safe Haven and food assistance programs, spay/neuter transport, and educational presentations. The WCHS provides care for hundreds of animals each year—from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, and pocket pets. All animals admitted into our adoption program are housed and cared for as long as it takes to find their fur-ever home. For more information on adopting and/or volunteering, see:

http://www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org.

Spring Vendor Event at NB Public Library This Saturday-March 18

Looking for something to do Saturday morning in NB?……………

There will be a variety of vendors  showcasing their products and services at the NB Library Wolfe Community Room this Saturday, March 18.

Many will have cash/carry to make it easy to shop for yourself and others.  There will also be raffles that will include an item from each of the vendors.  Money raised from the raffles will be donated to local charities.

Stop out to help support small businesses and the community.

Rep. Gavarone Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Legislation

Goal of Legislation is increasing Access to Summer Meal Programs……………..

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today, March 15, applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that permits non-profit organizations to operate summer food programs in a school facility. House Bill 80 was joint sponsored by Representatives Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid).

 

House Bill 80 would permit a school district that opts out of offering summer food services to allow a summer food service program sponsor to utilize its facilities, with the approval of their local district board. The bill seeks to increase access to meal programs for students who are typically eligible for free breakfast or lunch during the school year. Many school districts throughout the state are forced to opt out of this service due to financial restraints.

 

Under the legislation, school districts would be able to charge an appropriate fee for the use of the facilities and related services. The food service program providers would be required to have insurance and be pre-approved.

 

“Unfortunately, when school is out of session during the summer months, too many students have a difficult time finding their next meal,” Gavarone said.  “Increasing access to summer meal programs is one way to help these students and I commend Representatives LaTourette and Smith for introducing this bill.”

 

House Bill 80 now awaits further consideration by the Ohio Senate.

$10 Million Available Through Ohio’s Community Connectors Program

Those organizations and schools that partner in mentoring efforts can receive a maximum award of $100,000, with the state matching $3 for every $1 spent……

For the third year, community organizations, faith- or values-based groups and businesses are being asked to partner to encourage one-on-one mentorship in Ohios schools and help give more students access to role models who can motivate and inspire them.

Gov. John Kasich created the Community Connectors [ http://CommunityConnectors.ohio.gov ] program as a key initiative to foster increased student mentorship. In the grants first round, 6,000 mentors helped guide more than 22,000 Ohio students. In total, 45 of 88 counties are, or have been, home to one or more Community Connectors grants.

A positive mentor can change a life, said Paolo DeMaria, superintendent of public instruction. Ohios students should dream big, and the Community Connectors program provides them with someone to look up to and help get them excited about their futures.

Community Connectors has funded mentoring projects such as:

* The Rural Scholars at Kent State University, which supports low income students in Columbiana County by offering them community and college-based learning experiences, academic guidance and caring relationships through one-to-one mentoring;
* The Work Readiness Initiative in Clermont County, where mentors utilize their own experiences, networks and knowledge to help students set goals to be prepared for 21st century careers; and
* ALL THAT, Teens Hopeful About Tomorrow, a program in Franklin County that teaches decision-making and critical-thinking skills, financial literacy and other work-related skill sets to students who exhibit chronic absenteeism.

The Ohio Department of Education will accept applications for the program through March 31.

Nonprofit entities, faith- or values-based organizations, houses of worship, community nonprofits and nonprofit entities associated with for-profit businesses are eligible. If the lead applicant is a community nonprofit or nonprofit associated with a for-profit business, a faith- or values-based organization must be included as a partner. Additionally, a community business partner must be included on every application.

Programs can partner with eligible school districts, joint vocational school districts, STEM schools and community schools in which at least 40 percent of the student population is economically disadvantaged or has a graduation rate below 92 percent.

Grantee initiatives should focus on the following principles:

* Setting goals to be prepared for 21st century careers;
* Building character;
* Developing pathways to achievement;
* Building resiliency; and
* Believing in a positive future.

Those organizations and schools that partner in mentoring efforts can receive a maximum award of $100,000, with the state matching $3 for every $1 spent.

More information about the program is available at CommunityConnectors.ohio.gov [ http://CommunityConnectors.ohio.gov ].

Dog Training Classes Now Available

The course will have an $80.00 fee and will be held at The WCHS for one hour per week for five weeks…….

(Bowling Green)- Does your dog need to learn some new tricks? Does Buster or Maggie jump on you as soon a walk in the door? Embarrassed to take your pooch on a walk or to the pet because of bad behavior? We may be able to help.

 

The Wood County Humane Society (WCHS) is excited to announce that dog training classes are now available to the community. The classes will be led by a certified professional dog trainer with knowledge assessed certification (CPDT-KA). Training is completed through positive reinforcement using lure and reward techniques.

 

The course will have an $80.00 fee and will be held at The WCHS for one hour per week for five weeks. Those interested in training need to sign-up for the course by appointment. Participants will be provided the necessary clicker equipment to aid in the positive reinforcement training style. Varying levels of classes will be offered according to the dog’s ability and knowledge. Skills being taught range from obedience basics such as sit and stay to more fun tricks like high five and roll over.

 

The shelter is located at 801 Van Camp Drive, Bowling Green, Ohio. Please feel free to call to schedule your appointment at 419-352-7339. At the time of scheduling, participants will be given a list of suggested items to bring to help make the session a successful experience for both the dog and owner.

 

The WCHS, located in Bowling Green, Ohio, is a private, non-profit managed admission shelter providing care for homeless and abused pets and investigating cruelty complaints in Wood County. The organization receives no funding from government organizations, The United Way, or national humane organizations, instead relying on earned revenue and the generosity of individual donors and businesses to fund our programs such as Safe Haven and food assistance programs, spay/neuter transport, and educational presentations. The WCHS provides care for hundreds of animals each year—from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, and pocket pets. All animals admitted into our adoption program are housed and cared for as long as it takes to find their fur-ever home. For more information on adopting and/or volunteering, see:

http://www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org.