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NB I-75 near downtown Toledo fully reopened after being reduced to 1 lane earlier in the week | First Alert Traffic

The closure was not planned and happened just as the city was welcoming an influx of visitors for Solheim Cup activities.

TOLEDO, Ohio — After three days the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says they have fully reopened a section of northbound I-75 on Saturday evening.

ODOT crews reduced Northbound I-75 heading into downtown Toledo to one lane on Wednesday night after crews noticed an embankment issue.

On Saturday evening, ODOT said they are reopening two lanes of northbound traffic between Miami St. and South Ave. after an engineering evaluation determined the earthenware retaining wall was performing properly.

On Friday, a design engineer arrived in Toledo to review data pertaining to a mesh embankment wall, after bowing was observed in a temporary support wall.

"We closed the lane with an overabundance of caution when a contractor noticed the bowing. After completing the inspection and monitoring the wall for movement, we're comfortable with reopening the second lane and will continue to monitor the embankment," said Pat McColley, Ohio Department of Transportation District 2 deputy director.

The lane closure happened just as Toledo was beginning to see a huge influx of people for the week's Solheim Cup activities.

"We know the timing of this couldn’t be worse with a major event in Toledo coupled with the Labor Day holiday. However, safety is always our first priority,” said McColley.

Drivers looking to avoid the area can use I-475 or State Route 795 to I-280.

Click here for more information on the Solheim Cup and for a complete schedule of events.

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