A four year project to reconstruct Interstate 75 in Lima is underway. Now, ODOT officials are looking to overhaul I-75 in Findlay.
District planning engineer Rod Maas says the Ohio Department of Transportation is looking into reconstructing five miles of the interstate through the city of Findlay. That stretch covers U.S. Route 68 to County Road 99. A third lane would also be added on each side. ODOT District One officials are still in the early stages of the project. Maas says the construction is needed because of pavement issues and traffic concerns.
Interchanges at U.S. 68 and I 75, as well as the confusing on and off ramps around Lima Avenue will also be redesigned and reconstructed. The earliest construction could begin is in 2015. However, funding is still being looked into. The cost is anticipated to be $130 million.