(UPDATED) HANCOCK COUNTY: Highway construction update

Update: The date for the Interstate 75 lane overnight lane closures has changed due to concerns in the weather report.

 

(UPDATED) HANCOCK COUNTY: Highway construction update

Week of April 19, 2021

LIMA, Ohio (Thursday, April 15, 2021) The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Hancock County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting.


Update: The date for the Interstate 75 lane overnight lane closures has changed due to concerns in the weather report. As shown in bold type-face below, the lanes will now close overnight Thursday, April 22, into Friday morning.

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INTERSTATE 75 PROJECTS

Interstate 75 southbound entrance ramp from Lima Ave will close on April 27 for approximately one week for a culvert replacement.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

  • Detour: I-75 northbound to SR 15 back to I-75 southbound.

Interstate 75 northbound, on the southern end of the city of Findlay, will have overnight lane restrictions in the two right lanes for bridge maintenance. The left lane will remain open. The work zone will begin south of the U.S. 68 interchange and extend to just past the U.S. 68 fly over ramp. The lane closures will begin on Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. and extend until 7 a.m. on Friday.


State Route 235/Park Drive and State Route 613/Main Street in the village of McComb will have intermittent closures for storm sewer installation. Work will take place from the intersection, west to the railroad crossing.  

TRAFFIC IMPACTS:

Expect intermittent road closures of E. Main Street, west of Park Drive, Park Drive, from Main Street to Bond-Preble Street, Cora Street, and the alley between S. Park Drive and Todd Street through April 16.

  • SR 235 detour: U.S. 224 to I-75, to SR 18, back to SR 235 (see map).
  • SR 613 detour: I-75 to U.S. 224, to SR 65 back to SR 613 (see map).

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WOOD COUNTY: Highway Construction Update April 12

I-75 near Poe Road, BG may experience lane restrictions for utility work overnight this week…

 

WOOD COUNTY: Highway Construction Update

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Interstate 75 widening and reconstruction –I-75 between Buck Road and Monroe Street, Toledo/Rossford/Northwood, will be two lanes in each direction for major reconstruction. Lane restrictions and overnight ramp closures possible. Estimated completion: Fall 2023 

New Announcements/Upcoming Impacts

  • Eastern Ave. and Western Ave., between Broadway St. and I-75, will experience closures for pavement reconstruction beginning Monday, April 26. Further details will be announced. 

Continuing Work

  • Ramp from southbound I-75 to southbound/outbound SR 25/Anthony Wayne Trail (exit 201) is closed for ramp tie-in through early May.
    • Detour: Southbound I-75 to Washington St. (Exit 202A) to Washington St. to southbound SR 25/AW Trail
  • Ramp from Buck Road to northbound I-75 is closed for I-75 reconstruction through July 2021.
    • Detour: Southbound I-75 to SR 795 to northbound I-75
  • South Avenue entrance ramp to southbound I-75 is closed through summer 2021.
    • Detour: Northbound I-75 to Detroit Avenue back to I-75 southbound
  • Inbound SR 25/AW Trail near Nebraska Avenue will be reduced to one lane through fall 2021.
  • Southbound/outbound State Route 25/Anthony Wayne Trail will be reduced to one 10-foot lane between I-75 and City Park for reconstruction of Collingwood on-ramp and AW Trail through fall 2021.
  • Nebraska Avenue is closed over I-75 between Division Street and Erie Street for bridge replacement through July 2022.
    • Detour: Erie Street o Collingwood Boulevard to Nebraska Avenue
  • Ramp from northbound/inbound Anthony Wayne Trail to northbound I-75 is closed for ramp reconfiguration through summer 2022. Detour: Anthony Wayne Trail to Washington Street to northbound I-75.
    • Ramp from southbound/outbound Anthony Wayne Trail to southbound I-75 is closed for ramp reconfiguration through summer 2022. Detour: Washington Street to Dorr Street to Collingwood Boulevard to southbound I-75.
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Interstate 75 near Poe Road, Bowling Green, may experience lane restrictions for utility work overnight on the following nights:

  • Friday, April 9 at 11:59 p.m. through Saturday, April 10 at 6 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 10 at 11:59 p.m. through Sunday, April 11 at 6 a.m.
  • Friday, April 16 at 11:59 p.m. through Saturday, April 17 at 6 a.m.
  

U.S. Route 6, at Van Tassel Road, Weston, may experience lane restrictions for a culvert replacement on Van Tassel Road. Estimated completion: mid-April. Van Tassel Road will be closed south of the intersection.

State Route 795 at Lemoyne Road, Millbury, may experience lane restrictions for signal replacement. Estimated completion: May.

Various routes district-wide will experience lane restrictions for routine guardrail, lighting, and pavement markings and maintenance throughout the year.

**All work is weather permitting.**

I-75 will be reduced to one lane in Findlay

Tuesday Night 7 pm to midnite!

 

HANCOCK COUNTY: Interstate 75 will be reduced to one lane in Findlay

Traffic to be impacted Tuesday night.

LIMA, Ohio (Monday, April 12, 2021)- Interstate 75 southbound, between County Road 99 and U.S. 224 in the city of Findlay, will be reduced to one lane Tuesday night, April 12, from 7 p.m. to midnight for pavement testing operations. The left lane will be open to traffic, the two right lanes will be closed.

ODOT to invest nearly $2 billion to improve infrastructure

There were 4,536 work zone crashes in Ohio last year…

Safety remains top priority in 2021 construction season

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is gearing up for another busy construction season. This year, ODOT will invest $1.92 billion into 956 projects to improve transportation across the state.

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The 2021 construction program includes improvements to 876 bridges and 4,596 miles of pavement. Ninety-six cents of every dollar invested will go toward making sure existing roads and bridges are in good condition and as safe as possible.

“Ohio’s ability to safely and easily move people and goods is vital as we continue to recover from the global pandemic,” said Governor Mike DeWine.  “As ODOT begins the 2021 construction season, there are many infrastructure projects throughout the state that will improve safety for motorists.   We also need motorists to pay attention and not drive distracted, and to slow down in construction zones.”  

An increase in the state motor fuel tax that went into effect on July 1, 2019, has allowed ODOT to keep maintenance and safety projects on schedule despite a 15.5 percent drop in traffic volume last year.

“Thanks to the foresight of Gov. DeWine and the Ohio General Assembly and internal operational savings identified by our workforce, we have been able to weather this global pandemic. Without those extra funds, we would be nearly a billion dollars in the red,” said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks. “While other states have been delaying or cancelling projects, Ohio continues moving forward.”

Safety remains the top priority, with a total of 266 safety projects included in this year’s construction program. Of those, 131 projects are funded through the ODOT Highway Safety Improvement Program, a total investment of $178 million. A portion of these funds will go to local municipalities, townships, and counties to make safety improvements on roads they maintain.

“Sadly, traffic deaths continued to climb last year, even with fewer vehicles on our roads,” Marchbanks said. “We must continue to prioritize projects that make our roads safer for everyone who uses them.”

Funding will also help target more than 150 intersections prioritized by Gov. DeWine in early 2019. These projects include simple adjustments like changing signage and striping to more complex solutions like the full reconstruction of an intersection. To date, 36 locations have been completed, 43 are under or will soon begin construction this year, 101 are under design, and 4 are still being studied. These safety improvements will no doubt save lives.

“We engineer our roads to be as safe as possible, but we need motorists to do their part by obeying speed limits, paying attention, buckling up, and driving sober. Please pay attention to the traffic and roads, not your phones,” said Marchbanks.

With increased construction throughout the state, it’s more important than ever that motorists follow Ohio’s “move over law.” The law requires drivers to move over for any roadside vehicles with flashing lights. If they cannot move over, they must slow down.

“Drivers should always pay attention, but work zones require extra attention. Just like you, these workers want to go home at the end of the day,” Marchbanks said.

There were 4,536 work zone crashes in Ohio last year. Of those, 18 crashes were fatal and 96 resulted in serious injuries. ODOT will continue to work with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for targeting enforcement of traffic laws in work zones.

Last year, ODOT crews were struck 125 times while on the job. ODOT crews have been hit 52 times already in 2021. A total of 162 ODOT workers have been killed while working to improve Ohio’s roadways.

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects

Latest Updates..

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 20,000 customers in Wood, Henry, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area.  Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.  Work may be delayed in extreme weather.

While our office remains closed to the public, our customer service staff is available by phoneand resume regular hours at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 5.  For after-hours emergencies, go to nwwsd.org/contact-us for contact information.  Have a happy Easter!

McComb: Waterline Replacement Project *UPDATE*
Waterline work is complete.  Through May, lane restrictions are possible on South Main Street, between Park Drive and Liberty Street, on Todd Street, near the railroad tracks, and on West Cooper Street between Liberty Street and Rader Road, for paving and restoration.  Project complete: June.  Project Investment: $600,000.  

McComb: Sanitary/Storm Sewer Replacement Project
Through Friday, April 16, expect intermittent road closures of E. Main Street, west of Park Drive, Park Drive, from Main Street to Bond-Preble Street, Cora Street, and the alley between S. Park Drive and Todd Street.  Detour:

  • Park Drive/ SR 235 detour:
    • U.S. 224 to I-75, to SR 18, back to SR 235 (see map).
  • Main Street / State Route 613 detour:
    • I-75 to U.S. 224, to SR 65 back to SR 613 (see map).

Project complete: July.  Project investment: $950,000.

Perrysburg Township: Waterline Replacement *UPDATE*
Waterline work is complete.
 Through April, lane restrictions are possible on North and South Bramblewood, Bridgewood, and Cliffwood Streets in Perrysburg Township for paving and restoration.  Project complete: April.  Project Investment: $1.5 million.

Perrysburg Township: Sewer Lining
Through July, lane restrictions are possible in Perrysburg Township, on Mandell Road, Lime City Road, and Glenwood Road, between I-75 to SR 795, and in Perrysburg Heights for sewer rehabilitation.  MAP OF EXACT LOCATIONS. Project complete:  August.  Project investment: $1,230,000.

District Wide: Restoration *WORK BEGINS MONDAY*
Effective, Monday, April 5, crews will begin restoration work with intermittent lane restrictions and sidewalk closures in the Village of Weston
.  Restoration work in Northwood, McComb, Perrysburg Township, and Rossford will be announced.  Additionally, miscellaneous areas throughout The District will also be restored.  For detailed locations: https://www.nwwsd.org/district-restoration-projects/

District-Wide: Valve Maintenance *UPDATE*
Through Friday, April 16, crews will be in and near the Village of Weston for waterline maintenance. This work involves turning valves on waterlines, which can occasionally cause water to become discolored.  Residents are advised to flush their taps if this occurs.  Valve maintenance work will continue in various locations throughout The District through December.

District-Wide: Bulk Water Replacement Project *UPDATE*
Effective Monday, April 5, through Friday, April 9, the bulk water station at the Bays Road water tower, 13100 Bays Road, in Rudolph, will be out of service for maintenance upgrades.  Additional work at Lemoyne Road location will be announced. Work is weather permitting. 

CLICK HERE for alternative locations and more information regarding the bulk water station upgrade project, or go to nwwsd.org.

NB Village Council March Recap

Article already posted for March 2 meeting……..

By Sue Miklovic

On March 9, the Council met attorney Brian Zets from Columbus, with the Isaac Wiles Firm, concerning the unfilled Village Legal Counsel/Solicitor position. The Columbus firm is the only firm to respond to the Village’s advertisement for a replacement after former Legal Counsel Joel Kuhlman was elected to a Wood County Common Pleas Court bench.

Zets, who specializes in Public Law, and Council held their conversation at the beginning of the Committee of the Whole meeting, which is chaired by the President of Village Council (Mike Julien). Mayor Goldner left the meeting after exchanging barbs with Councilman Aaron Patterson and missed most of the conversation.

Mr. Zets left after all the questions the council members had were answered, and the meeting continued with the rest of the agenda. The total Council meeting lasted more than 3 hours.

The Public Utilities Committee gave an update on the progress being made for beginning the construction on the new water tower, which will be located on village property on East Water Street. Some new, larger water mains will be added  as well. More clarification of the contract the Village is entering with the Northwest Water and Sewer District for the wholesale water supply deal was also discussed. The water will primarily be used to help service McComb.

The Public Works Committee shared the latest info on the Broadway repaving project, which could include widening a large portion of West Broadway and is a joint project with other partners, including TMACOG, County, etc. Public works is also working on replacing some sidewalks on the South side of East Broadway, in specific locations.

Personnel, Policy, and Ordinance Review Committee is updating a Family Medical Leave Act and discussion centered around that. The Village has also spent a considerable amount of time trying to put a (Zoning) Code Enforcement Officer in place, who would be a member of the Police Department, with responsibility for finding/writing zoning violations.

The Economic and Community Development Committee shared the costs associated with hiring a survey to be completed concerning our Housing Needs in the Village/Area.

The Public Safety Committee, Finance and Technology Committee, and Public Works Committee all agreed to hold a public committee meeting on March 23rd.

The Fire Chief*, Police Chief*, and EMS Chief presented written monthly reports (*Found in other articles here on www.theNBXpress.com)

At the March 16th meeting, the Village continued moving forward on the many projects they are working on.  They moved to Executive session,(which means I have to leave the meeting) and then finished the business without reconvening.

During March they also moved forward on purchasing the former Suburban Propane building at 1234 S. Dixie Highway, North Baltimore. The intended use of the building is to enhance  future water distribution for the Village.

 

 

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects

Utility work can impact roads throughout the area. Drive safely….

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 20,000 customers in Wood, Henry, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area.  Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.  Work may be delayed in extreme weather.

McComb: Waterline Replacement Project *UPDATE*
Through April, expect lane restrictions and possible water service interruptions on South Main Street, between Park Drive and Liberty Street, on Todd Street, near the railroad tracks, and on West Cooper Street between Liberty Street and Rader Road.  Paving and restoration will take place following waterline replacement. Project complete: May.  Project Investment: $600,000.  

McComb: Sanitary/Storm Sewer Replacement Project
Through April 16, expect intermittent road closures of E. Main Street, west of Park Drive, Park Drive, from Main Street to Bond-Preble Street, Cora Street, and the alley between S. Park Drive and Todd Street.  Detour:

  • Park Drive/ SR 235 detour:
    • U.S. 224 to I-75, to SR 18, back to SR 235 (see map).
  • Main Street / State Route 613 detour:
    • I-75 to U.S. 224, to SR 65 back to SR 613 (see map).

Project complete: July.  Project investment: $950,000.

Perrysburg Township: Waterline Replacement *UPDATE*
Through April,
 lane restrictions and water service interruptions are possible on North and South Bramblewood, Bridgewood, and Cliffwood Streets in Perrysburg Township for waterline replacement. Residents will be notified of service interruptions. Paving and restoration will take place following waterline replacement.  Project complete: April 2021.  Project Investment: $1.5 million.

Perrysburg Township: Sewer Lining
Through July, lane restrictions are possible in Perrysburg Township, on Mandell Road, Lime City Road, and Glenwood Road, between I-75 to SR 795, and in Perrysburg Heights for sewer rehabilitation.  MAP OF EXACT LOCATIONS. Project complete:  August.  Project investment: $1,230,000.

District-Wide: Valve Maintenance *UPDATE*
Through Friday, April 2, crews will be in and near Custar, and Milton Center for waterline maintenance. This work involves turning valves on waterlines, which can occasionally cause water to become discolored.  Residents are advised to flush their taps if this occurs.  Valve maintenance work will continue in various locations throughout The District through December.

District-Wide: Bulk Water Replacement Project *UPDATE*
Through Friday, March 26, the bulk water station at the Wood County Landfill, 15150 Tontogany Road, Bowling Green, Ohio will be out of service for maintenance upgrades.  Additional work on the Bays and Lemoyne Road locations will be announced. Work is weather permitting. 

CLICK HERE for alternative locations and more information regarding the bulk water station upgrade project, or go to nwwsd.org.

 

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects

Watch out for areas of construction and utility work while you are traveling……

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (The District) delivers water and sewer services to over 20,000 customers in Wood, Henry, Sandusky, and Hancock counties.  Although many of our projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our service area.  Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.  Work may be delayed in extreme weather.

McComb: Waterline Replacement Project
Through March, expect lane restrictions and possible water service interruptions on South Main Street, between Park Drive and Liberty Street, on Todd Street, near the railroad tracks, and on West Cooper Street between Liberty Street and Rader Road.  Project complete: May.  Project Investment: $600,000.  

McComb: Sanitary/Storm Sewer Replacement Project *UPDATE*
Effective Monday, March 15 through April 16, expect intermittent road closures of E. Main Street, west of Park Drive, Park Drive, from Main Street to Bond-Preble Street, Cora Street, and the alley between S. Park Drive and Todd Street.  Detour:

  • Park Drive/ SR 235 detour:
    • U.S. 224 to I-75, to SR 18, back to SR 235 (see map).
  • Main Street / State Route 613 detour:
    • I-75 to U.S. 224, to SR 65 back to SR 613 (see map).

Project complete: July.  Project investment: $950,000.

Perrysburg Township: Waterline Replacement
Through March, lane restrictions and water service interruptions are possible on North and South Bramblewood, Bridgewood, and Cliffwood Streets in Perrysburg Township for waterline replacement. Residents will be notified of service interruptions. Project complete: April 2021.  Project Investment: $1.5 million.

Perrysburg Township: Sewer Lining *UPDATE*
Through July, lane restrictions are possible in Perrysburg Township, on Mandell Road, Lime City Road, and Glenwood Road, between I-75 to SR 795, and in Perrysburg Heights for sewer rehabilitation.  MAP OF EXACT LOCATIONS. Project complete:  August.  Project investment: $1,230,000.

District-Wide: Valve Maintenance *UPDATE*
Through Friday, March 19, crews will be in and near the village of Portage, Custar, and Milton Center for waterline maintenance. This work involves turning valves on waterlines, which can occasionally cause water to become discolored.  Residents are advised to flush their taps if this occurs.  Valve maintenance work will continue in various locations throughout The District through December.

District-Wide: Bulk Water Replacement
Through Friday, March 12, the bulk water station in Weston (12805 Van Tassel Road) is out of service for maintenance upgrades.  The bulk water station at the CSX facility (18920 Deshler Road) is operational.  Additional work on bulk water stations will be announced.

Closure delayed one week for State Route 613 and State Route 235

Work will begin today without closure

 

HANCOCK COUNTY: Closure delayed one week for State Route 613 and State Route 235

Work will begin today without closure

LIMA, Ohio (Monday, March 1, 2021)- A 21-day closure related to a storm sewer installation at State Route 235/Park Drive and State Route 613/Main Street in the village of McComb has been delayed one week and will now begin on March 8. 

Work on the project will begin today, as planned, but will not require a closure.

Work will take place from the intersection, west to the railroad crossing.

Once in place, traffic will be detoured as follows:

  • State Route 235 detour:
    • U.S. 224 to I-75, to SR 18, back to SR 235 (see map).
  • State Route 613 detour:
    • I-75 to U.S. 224, to SR 65 back to SR 613 (see map).

All work will be contingent upon the weather. Please find traffic updates for this project here: www.OHGO.com.