Work to reduce Ohio Turnpike to 2 lanes near Indiana

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Officials say construction on the Ohio Turnpike near the Indiana state line will reduce traffic to just one lane in each direction for close to 13 miles this spring and fall.

The Blade of Toledo reports an $11.6 million the contract for the project was awarded Monday. Turnpike chief engineer Dan Castrigano tells the newspaper the work will begin in early April to repair what he calls one of the worst sections of pavement on the toll highway.

The lanes will be restricted from a spot near Montpelier, about 15 miles from the Indiana line, east to the interchange for Archbold and Fayette.

Castrigano says work will be interrupted and lanes will reopen for the high traffic months of July and August.

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