7/22/16 – 5:00 A.M.
The widening of I-75 through Findlay will start a year early. ODOT says construction will begin next spring, instead of the spring of 2018 as originally planned. The three-year project will make I-75 three lanes from just south of the Harrison Street bridge to the County Road 99 interchange.
Kirk Slusher is the deputy director of ODOT District 1. He says other projects in the state have experienced developmental delays, which bumped up the Hancock County project. Slusher said, “We kept a focus on preparing the plans for the Hancock Interstate 75 project so it would be ready in case funding became available earlier than scheduled.”
The widening project also includes redesigning the I-75 interchange with State Route 15 and U.S. 68, replacing the Harrison Street overpass, and building noise walls along the interstate.
The widening project currently taking place on Findlay’s north side to Perrysburg is scheduled to end in the fall of 2017.
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