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.
(updated June 24, 2020)
Interstate 75 between Napoleon Road and state Route 235, just south of the village of Beaverdam to three miles north of the village of Bluffton, in Allen and Hancock counties, will experience lane restrictions and ramp closures for paving and reconstruction through November 2020.
- Napoleon Road ramp to I-75 southbound will close June 29 for five days.
- Detour: Napoleon Rd./West St. to SR 696/Main St. to I-75 southbound (see map).
- Napoleon Road ramp from I-75 northbound will close June 29 for five days.
- Detour: I-75 to SR 696 to SR 696/Main St. to West St./Napoleon Rd. (see map).
- SR 103 ramp from I-75 southbound will close June 29 for five days.
- Detour: I-75 southbound to Bentley Rd. to I-75 northbound to SR 103 (see map).
- SR 103 ramp to I-75 southbound will close June 29 for five days.
- Detour: SR 103 to I-75 northbound to SR 235 to I-75 southbound (see map).
- SR 696 ramp from I-75 southbound will close July 6 for 14 days.
- SR 696 ramp to I-75 southbound will close July 12 for 14 days (detour information coming soon).
- Lane restrictions will occur between Napoleon Rd. and SR 235.
- At SR 696 at Beaverdam one lane of I-75 southbound traffic is shifted onto the northbound side of the highway.
June 23, 2020 - Work on base of I-75 southbound, grading and mixing in lime.
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