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 northbound between the county Road 313 overpass and U.S. 68/state Route 15 will be shifted into a contraflow pattern overnight Tuesday, July 23, into the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 24. When the shift is complete, two 11-foot lanes of northbound traffic will travel on the southbound side of highway in that area, next to the two lanes of southbound traffic, to allow construction activities to begin on the northbound side of the highway.
U.S. 68/STATE ROUTE 15
U.S. 68/state Route 15 between Interstate 75 and the Findlay city limits continues to be restricted to one lane in each direction during reconstruction. A width restriction of 11 feet is in place in the area.
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.
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.