I-75 Interchange Public Meeting May 16

The Ohio Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting May 16 to review the proposed project to upgrade the interchange at Wooster Street and Interstate 75. The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Stroh Center.

According to ODOT, the project, which is proposed in cooperation with the city of Bowling Green and Bowling Green State University, will upgrade traffic signals at the ramp intersections to roundabouts, replace the bridge driving surface across I-75, add a bicycle and pedestrian path over the freeway, create a landscaped gateway to the city and campus, and reconstruct city water and sewer utilities. The project was initiated by the city of Bowling Green to improve ramp intersection safety, provide safe bike and pedestrian mobility across the interstate, create a landscaped gateway to the city and campus, and upgrade city utilities and their crossing under I-75.

This meeting, which will be an open house format, will allow community members to learn more about the project and ask questions. Comments can also be made at the meeting, sent by email to john.thierry@dot.ohio.gov or mailed to Office of Planning and Engineering, Ohio Department of Transportation, District Two, 317 E. Poe Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.

The current project timeline includes completing plans in November 2017, opening bids in July 2018 and starting construction in October 2018. The project is expected to take 14 months to complete.

Meeting information will be posted on ODOT’s website May 17.