(From the Ohio Department of Transportation)
The public is asked to provide comments regarding the preferred alternative for a proposed project by The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD), in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1, that will alter the U.S. 68 and State Route 15 interchange just south of the city of Findlay in Hancock County.
The project is needed because Township Roads 49 and 77, which currently provide access to U.S. 68, will be removed as part of the Eagle Creek Dry Storage Basin project, one of the projects included in the Flood-Risk Reduction Program currently underway by Hancock County and the MWCD.
The proposed project will:
Remove the current U.S. 68 exit ramp from State Route 15 eastbound.
Connect Township Road 80 to the ramp to provide access to U.S. 68.
Construct a new U.S. 68 exit ramp from State Route 15 eastbound.
Construct a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 68, the new U.S. 68 exit ramp, and the eastbound State Route 15 entrance ramp.
Construction is currently scheduled to begin in spring of 2024. Additional information can be found at the project website.
Written comments regarding the project may be sent to: Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, Attn: Robert Hissong, 1885 N. McCullough Street, Lima, Ohio 45801; or to [email protected].
Questions and comments may also be submitted on the ODOT project website: www.transportation.ohio.gov/projects/projects/112280
Please provide comments by Sept. 8, 2023. Comments received by this date will be included in the official project documentation. All comments will be accepted at any time.