I-75 resurfacing and reconstruction
About the project
BEGIN: March 2020
COMPLETE: October 2020
COST: $21 million
CONTRACTOR: Shelly Company, Findlay
The $21 million project will resurface Interstate 75 between Napoleon Road just south of the village of Beaverdam and state Route 235 three miles north of the village of Bluffton in Allen and Hancock counties. The project also includes the reconstruction of Interstate 75 at state Route 696 in Beaverdam. Traffic will be maintained through the work zone. Work is expected to begin in March 2020 and is anticipated to complete in October 2020.
The resurfacing project between Napoleon Road and state Route 235 includes repairs on the bridge over township Road 33 and the railroad just north of the village of Bluffton.
Reconstruction of Interstate 75 at state Route 696 in Beaverdam includes:
- Replace pavement from Napoleon Road through the interchange including ramps.
- Realign Interstate 75 under the state Route 696 overpass.
- Replace the culvert for May Ditch.
- Replace traffic signals at ramp intersections on state Route 696
- Replace concrete sealant on the overpass.
The project includes several safety improvements:
- The realignment and regrade of the ramp from state Route 696 to Interstate 75 southbound will be lengthened to meet current standards and improve sight distance.
- The drainage under the state Route 696 overpass will be improved.
- The superelevation or banking on the curve of Interstate 75 between Napoleon and the state Route 696 will be improved.
- Median cable barrier will be installed between township Road 33 to state Route 235.
June 23, 2020 - Work on base of I-75 southbound, grading and mixing in lime.
August 19, 2020 - Replacing culvert under northbound lanes and deceleration lane, just before SR 696 exit.
October 2, 2020 - Paving of the intermediate course and pouring concrete for catch basins on northbound lanes at State Route 696 at Beaverdam.
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