No pumpkins: orange barrels still on roads


Staff report



SIDNEY — Fall has arrived and instead of orange pumpkins on the highways, the orange construction barrels are still a familiar sight.

Closures currently in effect include:

Auglaize County

• State Route 65 between Middle Pike Road and Blank Pike Road, 24-hour road closure through Sept. 25. The official detour is U.S. 33 to Interstate 75 to state Route 67

• State Route 198 between East Auglaize Street and River Street, 24-hour road closure through Nov. 30. The official detour is state Route 67 to County Road 25A to Infirmary Road.

• State Route 29 between East Greenville Road and Plattner Road, 24-hour road closure through Oct. 15. The official detour is state Route 29 to state Route 274 to state Route 66.

Miami County

• I-75 both directions between Country Road 25A (Tipp City) and SR 55, Various lane closures through Sept. 25 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Two lanes will remain open in each direction.

• State Route 48 between U.S. 36 and state Route 718, 24-hour road closure through Sept. 25. The official detour is U.S. 36 to state Route 721 to state Route 718. Local traffic will be maintained at all times.

• State Route 41 between state Route 201 and Hufford Road, 24-hour road closure through Sept. 30. The official detour is: Westbound- state Route 201 to state Route 55 to state Route 202 to SR 41. Eastbound- state Route 202 to state Route 55 to state Route 201 to state Route 41

• State Route 721 between Pitsburg-Laura Road and state Route 571, 24-hour road closure through Oct. 20. The official detour is state Route 49 to U.S. 40 to state Route 48 to state Route 571

• U.S. 36 between Casstown Fletcher and Troy Road, Various lane closures through Oct. 15 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction through the use of flaggers.

• State Route 589 between state Route 55 and U.S. 36, Various lane closures through Oct. 15 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction through the use of flaggers.

• Eldean Road between County Road 25A (Troy) and Lytle Road, 24-hour road closure through Nov. 2. The official detour will be posted.

• County Road 25A (Piqua) between Looney Road and Indian Ridge Drive, 24-hour road closure through Oct. 15. The official detour is Looney Road to U.S. 36 to Troy/Sidney Road to County Road 25A

• County Road 33 (Eldean) between County Road 25A (Troy) and Piqua Troy Road, 24-hour road closure through Nov. 4. The official detour is County Road 25A to West Peterson Road to Piqua Troy Road

Shelby County

• State Route 29 between Cisco Road and Russell Road. Daily lane closures through Sept. 25 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. One lane will be maintained for travel by flaggers.

• State Route 47 between Water Street and County Road 23N. Daily lane closures through Oct. 16 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

• State Route 274 between Shroyer Road and Township Road 23, Daily lane closures through Oct. 16 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

• I-75/state Route 29 Interchange, 24 hour ramp restrictions through Oct. 30. All ramps at this interchange will be restricted to 10=foot lanes. Ramps will remain open, but may utilize flaggers during certain times.

• I-75 north and south between County Road 25A (Piqua) and County Road 25A (Sidney), Nightly lane closures through Nov. 15 between the hours of 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. (Monday to Thursday) and 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. (Friday to Sunday). Two lanes will remain open in each direction at all times.

Upcoming closures include:

• Miami- state Route 48 between Cemetary Road and Stillacres Drive, 24-hour bridge closure Sept. 28 through Oct. 27. The official detour is state Route 48 to state Route 571 to state Route 55 to state Route 48.

ODOT closures focus on Interstate, U.S. and state routes. For information on local roads you will need to contact the county, city or township where the road is located. Arrow boards and signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming closure. All work is weather permitting. Safety is a top priority at ODOT. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.

Staff report