LIMA, Ohio (Feb. 11, 2019) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Executive Order 11988, is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed projects.
U.S. 68 bridge repair (PID: 98499) – The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to repair the U.S. 68 bridge over state Route 15, south of the city of Findlay. Construction activities will result in temporary closures of the U.S. 68 bridge. Vehicular traffic will be detoured.
Construction is anticipated to occur in the summer of 2020.
Interstate 75 resurfacing, ramp repair and bridge maintenance in Allen and Hancock counties (PIDs: 104095 and 94214) – The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to resurface Interstate 75 from just south of the Napoleon Road interchange in Allen County to just south of the state Route 235 interchange in Hancock County. In this area, the following construction activities will also occur:
- Pavement reconstruction around the Interstate 75 interchange with state Route 696, near the village of Beaverdam in Allen County. Reconstruction will include drainage improvements, installation of a 50-foot wide grass median, and ramp repair. These activities may result in temporary lane and ramp closures at the interchange. Vehicular traffic may be detoured, but access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction.
- Following a stakeholder meeting held in April 2018, ODOT decided not to pursue removal of the county Road 33 bridges under Interstate 75 and will instead perform maintenance to these bridges as part of this project.
The project is currently scheduled for construction in 2022. However, ODOT is preparing to construct the project as soon as 2020, if funding becomes available.
Erosion repair in Allen, Defiance, Paulding and Wyandot counties (PID: 107806) – The Ohio Department of Transportation is proposing to repair erosion issues at the following locations:
- Interstate 75 and state Route 81 interchange, northeast of the city of Lima in Allen County
- U.S. 24 and state Route 281 interchange, northeast of the city of Defiance in Defiance County
- U.S. 24 over county Road 11 and a nearby railroad bridge, approximately 1.5 miles southwest of the village of Antwerp in Paulding County
- U.S. 23 and U.S. 30 interchange, east of the city of Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County
- U.S. 30 and state Route 231 interchange, approximately 0.5 miles south of the village of Nevada in Wyandot County
Construction activities will result in temporary lane closures on U.S. 24 and on the eastbound U.S. 30 ramp from southbound U.S. 23, and temporary ramp closures at the state Route 231 interchange with U.S. 30. Vehicular traffic will be detoured, but access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction.
Construction is scheduled to occur in the spring of 2020.
More information on ODOT projects can be found here.
Written comments regarding these projects may be sent to: Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, Attn: Nate Tessler, 1885 N. McCullough Street, Lima, Ohio 45801; or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide comments within 15 days from the day this was published. To help expedite a response, please provide the project name and PID number provided above as well as contact information. Comments without contact information cannot be responded to.
Project-related issues the public may wish to comment on include, but are not limited to, historic or cultural resources, ecological resources and environmental justice issues.
Media inquiries, please contact: ODOT District 1’s public information office at
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.