The I-75 Lowdown

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If you ever drive on the highway through Findlay, or north of Findlay you’ve surely noticed the construction by now.

North of Findlay, there are now 3 lovely lanes for both north and south-bound traffic. That project is now making its way through Findlay, with some extra items on the agenda. Take a look at this article from The Courier for a better idea of what’s happening, and when. ODOT’s Weekly Road Report for the week of 6/26 can be viewed here.

UPDATES as of 8/14: Stay in the right-hand lane of 75 if you want to exit at and of the Findlay exits. You will not be able to exit from the left lane.  North and Southbound will be down to 1 lane from 9pm-7am this week.

Both lanes will be occasionally closed on US 68 from the airport to Eagle Creek. This work will last until about the end of September.
224 west of state Route 235 will be closed until the last week or so of August (a detour is posted).

The following Findlay roads will be down to 1 lane this week (8/14)

  • Until October: East Lincoln Street between Main St and East St.
  • N. Main from Trenton to Bigelow
  • Trenton from Main to Blanchard
  • Main from Lincoln to Center
  • 224 from Broad Ave to Main
  • Ohio 12 from I-75 to Main
  • OH-37 from Lincoln St – Blanchard Ave.
  • OH-568 from Main to Beech

The following roads will be closed the week of the 14th:

  • College Street between Morey and Broad Ave
  • Eastview and Westview from 6th St- Redbird Dr
  • Dayton Ave from Tiffin Ave to the dead end
  • S West St from Main Cross to Sandusky

UPDATES as of 6/26: 2 lanes will be open during daytime hours, but expect I-75 to be down to 1 lane between 9pm-7am. Pay close attention to lane shifts, and exit changes as construction continues. River Road and Howard Street will close occasionally during reconstruction of the I-75 bridge over the Blanchard River this week. I-75 around the former Harrison St. Bridge will also occasionally be down to 1 lane during reconstruction of that bridge. See the article linked above for more information.

UPDATES as of 5/30: The Harrison St. overpass will be closed until Feb 2018. From today on, I-75 traffic around the overpass may be slowed or stopped for up to 15 minutes at a time. I-75 traffic around this overpass will frequently be down to 1 lane over night  (9pm-7am) over the coming weeks and months. Expect overnight  restrictions to 1 lane along much of the highway through Findlay, up to Wood county. The exit ramp from I-75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15 (exit 156) is expected to close June 19 for approximately three years. At that time, traffic will be detoured north to the state Route 12 interchange to I-75 southbound back to U.S. 68/state Route 15. Construction of noise walls will begin within 2 months, and will be carried out from South to North. These walls should be completed by July 2018.

UPDATES as of 5/22: Northbound I-75 between OH 15 and Co. Rd. 99 will shift to the right lane this week, and construction will increase during the day. At night, both north- and southbound lanes are frequently reduced to 1 lane as construction continues through the night. The northbound I-75 exit to OH 15 will close in the next few weeks, and will remain closed for 3 years. A detour will be posted.

UPDATES as of 5/15: The Harrison Street Bridge will be closed from May 15th for an anticipated 9 months. More information on WFIN’s site. WFIN also has more information on a closure of a bridge from SR 15 to 68, plus some additional local roadworks.

Did you know there are real-time cameras in a few locations along I-75 through town? Here is one on the overpass on County Road 99. This one is a little further north. A few different perspectives can be seen from the cameras on 224.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has a Facebook page to let us all know what they’re up to, including a construction kickoff video filmed at the Findlay Airport on March 30th. Don’t get stuck in traffic – make sure you keep an eye out for updates. We’ll do our best to keep you in the loop!

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