I-75 Ramp In Findlay Closing For Project To Improve Friction
The Interstate 75 southbound exit ramp to U.S. 68/State Route 15 and Lima Avenue in Findlay will be closing for a project to improve surface friction on the ramp.
The Ohio Department of Transportation says the ramp will be closed on Wednesday, November 3rd for pavement grinding to improve friction and skid resistance.
Also, chevron signs will be added to the curves of the ramp. A picture of what the signs will look like is below.
The closure will last approximately from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
The detour will be I-75 south to SR 235 to I-75 north back to U.S. 68/State Route 15.
ODOT recently told WFIN that they would be looking into what could be done to lessen the number of crashes on the flyover ramp.
There have been a number of crashes on the ramp since it opened in November of 2018, particularly in wet weather.
ODOT says, while the ramp is up to standards and meets all safety specifications, measures can be taken to reduce the number of crashes occurring.
Drivers are being reminded to slow down when approaching the ramp, and to not take it too fast, especially in wet weather.
HANCOCK COUNTY: Interstate 75 southbound ramp to U.S. 68/SR 15 will close Wed. Nov. 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a project to improve surface friction.
The posted detour is I-75 south to SR 235 to I-75 north back to U.S. 68/State Route 15. Detour map: https://t.co/k7ZbImy0aY pic.twitter.com/u2ysQskUzC
— ODOT NW Ohio (@ODOT_NWOhio) November 2, 2021