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Upcoming ODOT work this week

Week of Oct. 23, 2017

The following is highway construction scheduled to occur within Allen County.


Interstate 75 between state Route 81 to just north of Fourth Street will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for repair of pavement under warranty. Work is expected to begin Monday, Oct. 23, and will occur in both the northbound and southbound direction from approximately 3 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The repair is expected to continue for approximately three weeks. Work is being performed by Kokosing Construction, Columbus.



State Route 309 westbound (Elida Road) between Robb Avenue and Homeward Avenue is reduced to one lane for installation of a sidewalk. Work is occurring during daytime hours only and is expected to be completed by the beginning of the week. No lane restrictions will remain during overnight hours. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen and Hancock County maintenance garages.


The following locations will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage:


  • State Route 81 from Kemp Road to the Van Wert County line
  • State Route 309, east of Lima, from the Allen County fairgrounds to the Hardin County line
  • State Route 117 from Eastown Road to Spencerville
  • State Route 117 from the Allen County fairgrounds to the Hardin County line





U.S. 30, both eastbound and westbound, between Beaverdam and the Hancock County line will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.



Interstate 75, and also Bentley Road and Napoleon Road will be affected during bridge deck replacements on Napoleon Road over Interstate 75, Beaverdam, and Bentley Road over Interstate 75, Bluffton. Work is being performed by Eagle Bridge, Sidney. The following are current impacts related to the project:

Napoleon Road

  • Napoleon Road bridge over I-75 closed May 22 and will remain closed until late October.
  • Traffic detoured onto Sugar Creek Road, Swaney Road and Lincoln Highway (state Route 696) back to Napoleon Road.


  • The northbound exit ramp from Interstate 75 to Napoleon Road closed May 30 until late October.
  • Traffic detoured north on Interstate 75, east on Lincoln Highway (state Route 696), south on Swaney Road and west on Sugar Creek Road back to Napoleon Road; or west onto Lincoln Highway (state Route 696) back to S. West Street in Beaverdam.


  • The entrance ramp to Interstate 75 southbound from Napoleon Road will remain open
  • Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 75 wishing to access state Route 696 are advised to do so via exit 135 (state Route 696/U.S. 30) at Beaverdam. No access to state Route 696 from Interstate 75 northbound at the Napoleon Road exit will be available.

Bentley Road (exit 140)

  • Two bridges on Bentley Road at exit 140 (one over Interstate 75 and one over the railroad north of Interstate 75) closed June 5. Bentley Road and the southbound entrance ramp are scheduled to open Friday, Oct. 20. The opening of the southbound exit ramp may be delayed until power for a traffic signal at the ramp is available.
  • Interstate 75 northbound traffic will be detoured to the state Route 103 (exit 142) interchange back to Bentley Road.
  • Interstate 75 southbound traffic is advised to access Bentley Road via the state Route 103 interchange (exit 142) and follow state Route 103 through Bluffton back to Bentley Road. (see map)
  • The northbound ramps at the interchange remain open; however, left turns onto Bentley Road from northbound Interstate 75 are not permitted.

Interstate 75

  • Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound will be periodically reduced to one lane at times beneath both the Napoleon Road and Bentley Road bridge structures during certain operations related to construction.
  • Lane closures will occur sporadically and are expected to occur mostly during daytime hours but some nighttime closures may occur.

Contact: ODOT District 1's public information office
(419) 999-6803; D01.PIO@dot.ohio.gov

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