The following is a weekly report concerning construction and maintenance work on State highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1.

Week of July 24

Allen County

State Route 117 just east of Thayer Road will close Aug. 5 for approximately seven days for pipeline installation. Traffic detoured to Interstate 75, State Route 65 and State Route 67 back to State Route 117. Work is being performed by Bolin Inc., Casey, Ill.

State Route 117 in the village of Spencerville closed July 5 for approximately 60 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto State Route 66, State Route 197 and State Route 198 back to State Route 117. Work is being performed by VTF Excavation, Celina.

U.S. 30 westbound at Beaverdam near Reppert Road will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for approximately two weeks for earth work along the highway. Work is being performed by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.

Interstate 75, and also Bentley Road and Napoleon Road will be affected during bridge deck replacements on Napoleon Road over Interstate 75, Beaverdam, and Bentley Road over Interstate 75, Bluffton. The following are upcoming impacts related to the project:

Napoleon Road

Napoleon Road bridge over I-75 closed May 22 for approximately four months.

Traffic detoured onto Sugar Creek Road, Swaney Road and Lincoln Highway (State Route 696) back to Napoleon Road.

The northbound exit ramp from Interstate 75 to Napoleon Road closed May 30 for four months.

Traffic detoured north on Interstate 75, east on Lincoln Highway (State Route 696), south on Swaney Road and west on Sugar Creek Road back to Napoleon Road; or west onto Lincoln Highway (State Route 696) back to S. West Street in Beaverdam.

The entrance ramp to Interstate 75 southbound from Napoleon Road will remain open.

Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 75 wishing to access state Route 696 are advised to do so via exit 135 (State Route 696/U.S. 30) at Beaverdam. No access to State Route 696 from Interstate 75 northbound at the Napoleon Road exit will be available.

Bentley Road (exit 140)

Two bridges on Bentley Road at exit 140 (one over Interstate 75 and one over the railroad north of Interstate 75) closed June 5 for approximately four months.

Both the southbound entrance and exit ramps at Bentley Road also closed on June 5 for four months.

Interstate 75 northbound traffic will be detoured to the State Route 103 (exit 142) interchange back to Bentley Road.

Interstate 75 southbound traffic is advised to access Bentley Road via the State Route 103 interchange (exit 142) and follow State Route 103 through Bluffton back to Bentley Road.

The northbound ramps at the interchange remain open; however, left turns onto Bentley Road from northbound Interstate 75 are not permitted.

Interstate 75

Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound will be periodically reduced to one lane at times beneath both the Napoleon Road and Bentley Road bridge structures during certain operations related to construction.

Lane closures will occur sporadically and are expected to occur mostly during daytime hours but some nighttime closures may occur.

Putnam County

State Route 190 just north of township Road Q, north of Fort Jennings, will close July 31 for approximately two weeks for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto State Route 634 and U.S. 224 back to State Route 190. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage.

The following routes will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for tarring and chipping of the roadway. Work is being performed by the ODOT Putnam County maintenance garage:

— State Route 12 between State Route 115 and the Hancock County line.

— State Route 696 from the Allen County line to State Route 12

OVERSET FOLLOWS:Van Wert County

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Berm repair will take place at the following locations with traffic restricted to one lane through the work zone. Work is being performed by the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage:

— State Route 49 from Willshire to U.S. 224

— State Route 117 throughout Van Wert County

— State Route 81 west of state Route 118 to Willshire

U.S. 30 is or will be restricted to one lane through the work zone at the following locations for projects which will repair the pavement and joints, improve drainage and resurface the route. Work is being performed by Shelly Company, Findlay:

— From just east of township Road 127 to just east of county Road 185.

— From U.S. 224 to near the Indiana state line (beginning Monday)