Northwest Ohio I-75 drivers face summer of detours

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Motorists who travel on northbound Interstate 75 in northwest Ohio are facing a summer of detours.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says some 28,000 drivers a day use two ramps in Perrysburg that will close Monday morning for four months of work. They are at the junction of I-75 and I-475/U.S. 23.

The Blade newspaper of Toledo reports ( ) that officials in Perrysburg are bracing for the worst. There will be a posted detour route on I-75, and drivers likely also will choose alternative routes during rush hours.

Transportation officials say the closings are a sign that the $66.8 million I-75 reconstruction and widening in Wood County is nearing completion.

Resident Ross France says he’ll be leaving for work much earlier and using a lot of GPS and side streets.

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