PERRYSBURG, Ohio (WTVG) - Drivers in Perrysburg and Perrysburg Township are finding their way around bridge work, roundabout construction and intersection improvements, now through next month.
The biggest project still affecting drivers is the Diverging Diamond on SR 25 at I-475. SR 25 is still down to one lane between Eckel Junction and Levis Commons, and the ramp from southbound I-75 to SR 25 is still closed. All of this work is expected to wrap up in mid-October. The best way for drivers to get around the ramp closure is to continue on I-475 to US 24, then flip back around to southbound I-475 to SR 25.
A full closure of SR 199/McCutchenville Pike has drivers finding another way between Eckel Junction and Roachton Road. This is for roundabout installation. ODOT says that the closure is expected to last through October, but the whole project won't be finished until March 2018. Rebecca Shirling with ODOT tells 13abc that this roundabout is being installed at the intersection of SR 199 and Carronade. This will be the second roundabout on SR 199. The first is at the intersection of 199 and Roachton Road, and it was installed last summer. A third roundabout was installed earlier this season at Hull Prairie and Roachton.
Another project on Eckel Junction at SR 199 starts next week. The City of Perrysburg says that they're upgrading the intersection, including the addition of a northbound lane on SR 199. The city says that this change will "allow for queuing northbound thru and left turning traffic on SR 199 to westbound EJR in separate lanes." The project will also include the addition of a traffic signal for all approaches, and sidewalks. The intersection will close Monday, September 25, and should reopen by mid-November.
Also starting Monday is another road closure, this one on Hull Prairie. Wood County engineers tell 13abc that the closure is for bridge work between I-475 and Chapel Creek Drive. The best detour for drivers is Fort Meigs Road. That closure is expected to be in place for two weeks.