TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – As progress continues on the massive Interstate 75/475 construction project, there will be some new delays and detours for local commuters.
The Ohio Department of Transportation District Two has announced an update regarding construction on the I-75/475 interchange and widening project.
Interstate 75/475: Interchange Upgrade Lucas County
The goal of the project is to upgrade the I-75/I-475 interchange, widen I-475 from Rushland Avenue to I-75 and construct a new interchange at ProMedica Parkway.
The following work will take place Sept. 13-16 in order to switch traffic from the inside lanes to the outside lanes on eastbound I-475:
According to ODOT, a similar traffic switch for westbound I-475 through the work zone is scheduled for next month. Details will be announced when that is going to happen.
Through 2012, the right lane in both directions of I-475, between Monroe Street and I-75, is restricted. Additional lane restrictions are possible, overnight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., on I-475 in both directions from Rushland Avenue to I-75 and on I-75 in both directions from Detroit Avenue to Berdan Avenue.
Through 2013, the ramp from Monroe Street to eastbound I-475 is closed. Detour: Secor Road; eastbound I-475.
City Street Traffic
Through 2013, Upton Avenue between Georgia Avenue and Central Avenue, plus Central Avenue between Upton Avenue and Jackman Road, are reduced to one lane in each direction.
The project is expected to be complete in fall 2013. All work is weather permitting.
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