Save the date of Oct. 2. No, it isn’t for your third cousin’s wedding. But it is for something else you might want to avoid: a one-night closure of the far right lane and ramps on I-75 southbound through Findlay. Click the save the date graphic below or right here to learn more about the beam-setting over the Blanchard River that will cause the closures.
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
Upcoming ODOT work this week
Week of Oct. 2, 2017
The following is highway construction scheduled to occur within Hancock County.
For information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction and widening project through Findlay and Hancock County, visit the website:
U.S. 224 between state Route 235 and the Putnam County line will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.
State Route 235 between county Road 313 to the Wood County line will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.
County Road 99 over Interstate 75 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Interstate 75 traffic will not be affected. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.
State Route 186/state Route 235 overlap, in the village of McComb, which was to close Sept. 14 for approximately five days for a railroad crossing repair, has been delayed until Sept. 28. State Route 186 traffic detoured onto state Route 613, Todd Street/township Road 235, township Road 97/state Route 235 back to state Route 186. State Route 235 traffic detoured onto state Route 613, Todd Street/township Road 235 and township Road 97 back to state Route 235. Work is being performed by Roadsafe Traffic Systems. (see map)
Interstate 75 northbound just north of state Route 103, Bluffton, will have reduced-width lanes through the work zone for replacement of curb and guardrail. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained the majority of time, but some intermittent lane closures will occur during daytime and nighttime hours. The project will continue until late October. Work is being performed by Eagle Bridge, Sidney.
State Route 235 from the Hardin County line to county Road 304 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair and resurfacing. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.
State Route 12 just east of Benton Ridge is now open following a bridge deck repair. Some restrictions will occur during finish work. Work is being performed by Global Outdoor Solutions, Cleveland.
Resurfacing of the following routes within the city of Findlay has resumed following work completed by the city of Findlay. Traffic will be restricted to one lane through the work zone. The projects are nearing completion and should be complete within the next two weeks. Work is being performed by M&B Asphalt, Old Fort.
- State Route 37 from Lincoln Avenue to Blanchard Avenue
- State Route 568 from Main Street to Beech Avenue
U.S. 68 from the Findlay airport to Eagle Creek, south of Findlay, will have daily lane closures in both directions for installation of cable barrier in the median which began August 12. The cable has been installed. Seeding and mulching of grassed areas continues. The project is expected to be completed in October. The project also includes the installation of overhead lighting and the removal of the caution flasher at Western Avenue. Work is being performed by Lake Erie Construction, Norwalk.