Ottawa County road construction update

Jul 19, 2023 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways and the Ohio Turnpike in Ottawa County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting.

State Route 53, between E. State Rd. and SR 163, Port Clinton, may experience lane restrictions for widening beginning as soon as Monday, July 24 as the $11 million Gateway to the Islands project begins in Portage Township and Port Clinton.

This phase of the project, which extends from SR 2 to SR 163 on SR 53, will last through Memorial Day 2024.

Additional restrictions will be announced.

The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission has reopened the eastbound and westbound exit ramps at Toll Plaza 81 (Elmore-Woodville-Gibsonburg) in Ottawa County. The toll plaza was closed for toll collection system upgrades and other construction projects on June 5. The new technology is a big step forward in safety, efficiency and convenience for passenger car and commercial truck customers to reach east and west destinations along the northern corridor of Ohio.

State Route 19, between Mill St. and Main St., Oak Harbor, is open at SR 163. SR 19 will be closed again, north of SR 163, beginning Monday, July 24 through Saturday, July 29. Detour: SR 523 to SR 53 to SR 2.

State Route 51 at State Route 163, Genoa, will experience lane restrictions at the intersection for traffic signal replacement through summer.

State Route 105, between SR 163 and S. Toussaint-Portage Rd., Oak Harbor, is closed for a bridge replacement through August. (Detour: SR 590 to SR 163).

State Route 163, between Oak Harbor and SR 590, will experience lane restrictions for resurfacing through early September.

SR 163, between Church St. and Maple St., is open at SR 19. A second closure occurs on SR 19 north of SR 163 after the Ottawa County Fair, with work occurring Monday, July 24 through Saturday, July 29.

Various routes in the county will be restricted through the work zone for installation of pavement markings. Estimated completion: November. This work will continue for adjustment/touch ups in October.

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