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Turnpike Repaving East Of Archbold May Cause Delays



Work may have already started yesterday, Tuesday, on a repaving project on the Ohio Turnpike.

The work will impact Archbold and area motorists who use the toll road to travel east.

Lauren Hakos, spokesman for the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, said the mainline pavement resurfacing will extend from milepost 27.5, east of the Archbold-Fayette interchange (Exit 25), to milepost 38.9, west of the Delta-Lyons interchange (Exit 39).

All four lanes of travel and the road shoulders will be resurfaced.

Traffic Maintained

Hakos said traffic in the work area will be maintained using a single-lane, bidirec tional zone.

While work is underway, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with traffic from one side shunted to the other.

The two lanes will be separated by concrete barriers.

The Ohio Turnpike Commission website states between Tuesday and Saturday, the westbound left lane will be closed between mileposts 27.4 and 34.4 while crews install barriers.

Two Phases

The project will be completed in two phases. About half will be completed by June 28.

Work will then be suspended from June 29 to Sept. 4, to allow two lanes of travel in each direction between the Fourth of July and Labor Day holidays. Hakos said the two holidays are peak traffic seasons.

Work will resume Sept. 5, and conclude by Nov. 28.

Cost

There were two bidders for the resurfacing project: the Shelly Company of Findlay, and the Gerken Paving Company, Napoleon.

The Napoleon firm was the winning bidder, at $11,233,163.50.



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