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I – 75 Work in Hancock County at US 68

Ramp from U.S. 68/state Route 15 to I-75 southbound to close briefly beginning Thursday

LIMA (July 11, 2017) – 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

Findlay

Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound from just south of County Road 313 (approximately mile marker 155) to county Road 99 (mile marker 161) is restricted to one lane at times through the work zone during nighttime hours only.

  • Lane restrictions generally occur from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night.
  • Two lanes in each direction are maintained on I-75 during daytime hours.

The I-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.

I-75 southbound from just south of the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange to county Road 99 is now shifted into a contraflow traffic pattern.

  • One lane of southbound traffic is traveling on the northbound side of the interstate, separated by barrier wall, at various locations through the zone.
  • Motorists on I-75 wishing to access the interchanges at U.S. 224 and state Route 12 should remain in the southbound, far-right lane.
  • Traffic will generally remain in this pattern throughout the summer.
  • 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.

North of Findlay 

Work is largely complete but general finish work could continue to restrict traffic at times from county Road 99 to U.S. 20.

U.S. 68/State Route 15 Interchange with I-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 I-75 southbound back to U.S. 68/state Route 15. (See map)
  • The entrance ramp from U.S. 68/state Route 15 to I-75 southbound (exit 156)will be closed beginning Thursday, July 13 at 6 a.m. until Saturday, July 15 at 6 a.m. for placement of barrier wall to shift traffic in preparation for construction of a new ramp over the railroad. Traffic detoured onto I-75 northbound to state Route 12 back to I-75 southbound. (See map)

Related Construction

River Road and Howard Street

  • River Road and Howard Street, north and south of the Blanchard River beneathI-75, will be closed periodically as needed beginning the week of June 26 during reconstruction of the bridge carrying I-75 over the Blanchard River.
  • Access to all residences and businesses will be maintained.

Harrison Street over Interstate 75

Harrison Street over Interstate 75 closed May 15 for approximately nine months for reconstruction.

  • Traffic on I-75 in the area of Harrison Street will be restricted to one lane at times for work related to the reconstruction of the bridge.
  • Access to the Oakwoods Nature Preserve during the closure of the Harrison Street overpass will be available at all times during construction by accessing county Road 144 from the north via Sandusky Street.

Service road construction

Construction of a service road off Lima Avenue connecting to Lake Cascades north of the U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange is under way. Construction is expected to be complete late this summer.

Noise wall construction

Construction of noise walls in designated areas is expected to begin late July.

  • Work is expected to begin in the south end of the project area and proceed to the north.
  • Construction of all noise walls is expected to be completed in July 2018.

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. Beaver Excavating, Canton, serves as the general contractor.

Project information may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/hancock75

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