I-75 Reconstruction/Widening Project In Its Final Year

Great news for drivers in Findlay and Hancock County.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says the Interstate 75 Reconstruction and Widening project through Findlay is in the homestretch and will be completed in 2020.

“We re-phased some work last year and we had this mild winter so we’ve been able to keep working all winter on some bridges and ramps and we’ve got the project on schedule at this time,” said Cheri Newton, ODOT District 1 public information officer.

She says much of the work this year will be concentrated at the U.S. 68/ State Route 15 interchange.

She says all lanes of 75 will be open in the late summer and the entire project should be completed by late fall.

The new Lima Avenue roundabouts that are part of the project opened in November. (video below)

The project is reconstructing and widening approximately five miles of Interstate 75 from just south of the Harrison Street overpass to the County Road 99 interchange north of Findlay.

The project also includes the replacement of all mainline bridges on Interstate 75, replacement of the Harrison Street overpass, the redesign and reconstruction of the interchange between U.S. 68/State Route 15 and Interstate 75, and the redesign and reconstruction of the interchange with U.S. 68/ State Route 15 at Lima Avenue.