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Construction Underway At Sauder Village, Turnpike

This photo, taken earlier this month, shows ongoing construction on the 1920s Main Street project at Sauder Village. New attractions within the project are expected to open in spring and mid-summer. More of the Main Street project will open over the next few years, village officials say.– courtesy photo

This photo, taken earlier this month, shows ongoing construction on the 1920s Main Street project at Sauder Village. New attractions within the project are expected to open in spring and mid-summer. More of the Main Street project will open over the next few years, village officials say.– courtesy photo

Construction is underway on projects at Sauder Village and the Ohio Turnpike.

Kim Krieger, Sauder Village media relations, said, “We are looking forward to an exciting 2019 season at Sauder Village as we continue the construction of our 1920s Main Street and other changes to the historic Village.

“Early this spring, guests will have an opportunity to visit the relocated District 16 schoolhouse and doctor’s office, as well as the barbershop, depot and bandstand that opened last fall on the Main Street.

“By early to mid-summer, plans call for the livery, car dealership and gas station to be ready for guests to enjoy!

“We are excited to be opening more of the Main Street over the next few years and look forward to sharing stories about life in the 1920s in Northwest Ohio.”

Turnpike

In a press release, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission officials said $198 million has been budgeted for the 2019 construction season.

In Fulton County, two bridges– one over AI Creek at turnpike milepost 47.4, and the second over St. Rt. 64 at milepost 47.5–will receive work.

The two bridge decks will be widened and replaced. Work on the projects is scheduled to be complete by Dec. 9.

Also, the pavement on turnpike lanes will be widened from mileposts 46.5 to 50.92.

During the construction, “Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on the mainline by first using the right lane and outside shoulder. Then, traffic will be switched to the new left lane and inside shoulder.

“St. Rt. 64 traffic under the bridge will maintain a minimum of one lane for the duration of the project.

Williams County

In Williams County, the Commission will repair and resurface pavement from mileposts 8.2 to 14.8 in a three-phase project.

Until June 21, both directions of travel will be reduced to one lane.

All three phases are expected to be complete by Nov. 5.