HANCOCK COUNTY: Mainline lanes on Interstate 75 to be shifted overnight
The following are current or upcoming traffic impacts related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 in Hancock County through the city of Findlay. All work is weather dependent.
Interstate 75 southbound between county Road 99 and state Route 12 will be shifted into its final traffic pattern overnight Friday, June 28, into the early morning hours of Saturday, June 29.
- Two lanes of traffic will be shifted from the outside shoulder and into their final pattern, closer to the median wall. Construction of the concrete median wall in the area is complete.
- The new third lane of Interstate 75 southbound will remain closed in the area as crews install guardrail and signage.
Interstate 75 southbound between state Route 12 and county Road 313 will continue to be restricted to two lanes. The southbound lanes in the area have been shifted out of contraflow and now travel together on new pavement along the outside shoulder to allow crews to continue pavement reconstruction.
Interstate 75 northbound between state Route 12 and county Road 99 is now in its final pattern. All three northbound lanes are now open in the area.
Interstate 75 northbound between county Road 313 and U.S. 68/state Route 15 will continue to be restricted to two lanes. Traffic will be shifted into a contraflow pattern later this summer to allow for drainage work under the existing northbound lanes.
Lima Avenue at U.S. 68/state Route 15 is now traveling in a new temporary pattern around the future roundabouts in the area. All four ramp movements between Lima Avenue and U.S. 68/state Route 15 are available. The traffic shift has allowed crews to begin work on a bridge structure and continue roundabout construction in the area.
- The new U.S. 68/state Route 15 bridge structure is necessary to allow Lima Avenue’s new alignment to travel below it. Lima Avenue cannot be opened to through traffic until the bridge structure is complete.
Lima Avenue through traffic is still unable to travel east or west beneath U.S. 68/state Route 15. No access from U.S. 68/state Route 15 southbound to Lima Avenue eastbound, or from U.S. 68 northbound to Lima Avenue westbound is possible.
River Road and Howard Street beneath Interstate 75 have been reopened to traffic, after having been closed during construction on the bridge structures over the Blanchard River.
- Short-term, periodic closures may occur as the project continues.
ABOUT THE 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 in the city of 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 Interstate 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 between U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Lima Avenue. The project also includes the construction of noise walls at particular locations. Expected completion is late 2020. Beaver Excavating, Canton, serves as the general contractor.
Current project information may be found at tinyurl.com/hancock75.