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Author Topic: I-75 widening Toledo to Findlay / OH 15 Interchange  (Read 16841 times)

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Re: I-75 widening Toledo to Findlay / OH 15 Interchange
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2018, 09:14:44 PM »

I saw on Friday that they are currently installing concrete footers for cable barriers from Wapakoneta down to around Piqua. Based on that, it would appear that 6 laning this section is nowhere near being considered, as these are close enough to the shoulder that they would be in the way of any widening and would have to be removed.

Not really surprising given how the Lima upgrade was built, but still kinda disappointing.

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Re: I-75 widening Toledo to Findlay / OH 15 Interchange
« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2019, 12:14:26 PM »

Here's a 2018 year in review video of the Findlay project (no sound)

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Re: I-75 widening Toledo to Findlay / OH 15 Interchange
« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2019, 08:15:14 AM »

They have also made a video showing every possible move though the future final configuration of the I-75/US 68/OH 15/Lima Avenue interchange

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Re: I-75 widening Toledo to Findlay / OH 15 Interchange
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2019, 12:09:44 AM »

A project to widen the 32 mile section from OH 199 in Perrysburg to Hancock CR 99 just north of Findlay has already begun, projected to be done in 2016: http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2014/06/18/Construction-begins-to-widen-I-75-from-Perrysburg-to-Findlay-copy.html

Another 5 mile section is proposed for the remaining stretch through Findlay itself, which includes redoing the OH 15/US 68 interchange with I-75. The interchange currently has Toeldo to Columbus traffic using a loop ramp to get from 75 to 15. Two of the three options for the new interchange would replace that with a flyover, the other would keep a loop there but increase the deceleration lane. All 3 options also involve new ramps to greatly improve access to/from nearby Lima Ave. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/PlanningPrograms/Projects/hancock75/Pages/default.aspx

And on the topic of widening I-75 in Ohio, here's an article about why the big rebuilding project currently going on in Lima does NOT include a 3rd lane being added: http://www.limaohio.com/news/opinion_columns/922637/Jim-Krumel:-I-75-project-shy-of-complete-package

Thank you all for mentioning this! Question: Does anyone know why there are the massive mileage marker signs for various cities just outside Toledo headed SB? It is between MM 188 and 195, right before the 475 split.

I.E.
Lexington KY 400 miles (not sure if exact mileage)
Atlanta 800 miles
Miami 1300 miles

CIN and Dayton I get (respectively 180 miles and 150 miles each). But not those larger control cities! There are actually 2 signs like this a mile apart.
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Re: I-75 widening Toledo to Findlay / OH 15 Interchange
« Reply #54 on: June 22, 2019, 01:31:04 PM »

Question: Does anyone know why there are the massive mileage marker signs for various cities just outside Toledo headed SB? It is between MM 188 and 195, right before the 475 split.

I.E.
Lexington KY 400 miles (not sure if exact mileage)
Atlanta 800 miles
Miami 1300 miles

I've always assumed they're just there for novelty value, since there are a lot of travelers taking 75 all the way to Florida. Though they didn't keep for the Canadians the US/metric distance signs that used to be along there...

Edit: ODOT D2 engineer explains why: https://www.toledoblade.com/local/2017/06/05/New-signs-on-I-75-help-steer-drivers-to-faraway-places.html
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Re: I-75 widening Toledo to Findlay / OH 15 Interchange
« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2019, 02:04:30 PM »

Question: Does anyone know why there are the massive mileage marker signs for various cities just outside Toledo headed SB? It is between MM 188 and 195, right before the 475 split.

I.E.
Lexington KY 400 miles (not sure if exact mileage)
Atlanta 800 miles
Miami 1300 miles

I've always assumed they're just there for novelty value, since there are a lot of travelers taking 75 all the way to Florida. Though they didn't keep for the Canadians the US/metric distance signs that used to be along there...

Edit: ODOT D2 engineer explains why: https://www.toledoblade.com/local/2017/06/05/New-signs-on-I-75-help-steer-drivers-to-faraway-places.html

Thank you so much!

What's neat is that I remember the following, and I'm only 35:
1) In 1992 I saw a CIN 181 miles sign on I-71 SB by Ashland.
2) There used to be a CLE 126 miles sign on I-71 NB by Polaris.
3) There used to be a CHI 320 miles sign just outside of North Ridgeville (MM 146 or so?) on I-80 WB before merger with I-90 (MM 142). And it even had the km equivalent!
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Re: I-75 widening Toledo to Findlay / OH 15 Interchange
« Reply #56 on: June 22, 2019, 02:32:18 PM »

Growing up along I-75, I remember the sign(s?) south of Toledo. There was

Bowling Green
10 MILES
16 KILOMETERS

and maybe another one for Lima or Dayton. Can't remember for sure.

75 SB near Middletown had a two-destination sign. Can't remember the cities for sure but it was something like:
Cincinnati      XX MI    YY KM
Lexington      XX MI    YY KM

There was another sign along there that said "1 MILE = 1.61 KILOMETERS" That's how I learned the conversion  :D
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Re: I-75 widening Toledo to Findlay / OH 15 Interchange
« Reply #57 on: June 23, 2019, 09:55:04 PM »

Growing up along I-75, I remember the sign(s?) south of Toledo. There was

Bowling Green
10 MILES
16 KILOMETERS

and maybe another one for Lima or Dayton. Can't remember for sure.

75 SB near Middletown had a two-destination sign. Can't remember the cities for sure but it was something like:
Cincinnati      XX MI    YY KM
Lexington      XX MI    YY KM

There was another sign along there that said "1 MILE = 1.61 KILOMETERS" That's how I learned the conversion  :D

There was once a lot of dual MI/km distance signs along I-75 and I-40 in Tennessee in the late-70's/early 80's -- likely due to both the failed push-to-metric crusade and the then-upcoming 1982 Worlds Fair in Knoxville.
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Re: I-75 widening Toledo to Findlay / OH 15 Interchange
« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2019, 12:47:12 PM »

Growing up along I-75, I remember the sign(s?) south of Toledo. There was

Bowling Green
10 MILES
16 KILOMETERS

and maybe another one for Lima or Dayton. Can't remember for sure.

75 SB near Middletown had a two-destination sign. Can't remember the cities for sure but it was something like:
Cincinnati      XX MI    YY KM
Lexington      XX MI    YY KM

There was another sign along there that said "1 MILE = 1.61 KILOMETERS" That's how I learned the conversion  :D

There was a big push in the 1970s to get people to convert to metric.   That's when a lot of these signs were installed.   Most, if not all, have disappeared.

It always cracked me up because, in a couple places, there were signs that said "METRIC SIGNS NEXT XX MILES".
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Re: I-75 widening Toledo to Findlay / OH 15 Interchange
« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2019, 09:43:47 PM »

Between C-bus & Cincy on I-71...

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Re: I-75 widening Toledo to Findlay / OH 15 Interchange
« Reply #60 on: June 25, 2019, 06:23:49 PM »

Growing up along I-75, I remember the sign(s?) south of Toledo. There was

Bowling Green
10 MILES
16 KILOMETERS

and maybe another one for Lima or Dayton. Can't remember for sure.

75 SB near Middletown had a two-destination sign. Can't remember the cities for sure but it was something like:
Cincinnati      XX MI    YY KM
Lexington      XX MI    YY KM

There was another sign along there that said "1 MILE = 1.61 KILOMETERS" That's how I learned the conversion  :D

There was a big push in the 1970s to get people to convert to metric.   That's when a lot of these signs were installed.   Most, if not all, have disappeared.

It always cracked me up because, in a couple places, there were signs that said "METRIC SIGNS NEXT XX MILES".

That sign for Bowling Green was just removed a few years ago when the highway was widened to six lanes. As an earlier poster mentioned, the Toledo Blade article explains the reasoning behind the signs for Florida...it seems that stretch between Perrysburg and Findlay concentrates the southbound Michigan and Canadian travelers before they begin branching off to Columbus, Louisville, etc.
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