Rep. Sheehy Announces State Support For Highway Safety During Interstate Route 75 Construction Project
Half a million in state funds to help maintain safe passage for travelers
June 20, 2016
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State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced the release of $529,953 in state funds to help maintain safe passage for travelers and prevent vehicle collisions during the major widening project on Interstate Route (IR) 75 in Lucas County. The funds will help pay for permanent concrete barriers along the interstate.  

“I am pleased to see the state investing in our local community to ensure drivers and passengers remain safe while construction is underway,” said Sheehy. “These funds are vital to upgrading Lucas County’s highway system and will ensure that both workers and travelers can return home safely at the end of the day.”

The safety barriers are part of the $62.6 million highway project, which consists of improving Interstate Route 75 iFn Lucas County by reconstructing and widening IR-75 between Lagrange Street and Chrysler Drive. The overall project will reconstruct seven steel beam structures with reinforced concrete decks and remove one steel beam structure with a reinforced concrete deck.

The latest funds approved for release represent a correction to the quantity of concrete safety barriers required by the project. The current project completion date remains May 9, 2018. 

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