MLK Parkway Overpass Reopening On Wednesday

The Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway overpass in Findlay will be reopening on Wednesday.

The City of Findlay has a ribbon-cutting scheduled for 3:30 Wednesday afternoon at Anchor Park.

The city says the overpass will be open before the ribbon-cutting, but it was unclear at exactly what time.

The overpass has been closed since June for a project that raised two intersections and a portion of the roadway so they don’t flood.

The intersection of East Main Cross Street and East Street closed on Monday, July 26th.

In June, Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway closed for the first half of the project.

The first part of the project involved the raising of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway from the MLK bridge to Blanchard Street, including the Clinton Court intersection, and building a new super- elevation turn that ties in to Blanchard Street.

The second half of the project is the raising of the East Main Cross/East Street intersection, which began July 26th.

Findlay City Engineer Jeremy Kalb says the project will ensure that when we get the next really bad flood, the intersection will not get covered with water, and emergency vehicles will still be able to utilize the roadway.