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Construction along I-75 to ramp up

Construction resuming later this week near US 20 and CR 99 (WNWO/Marcus Espinoza).

They're not quite done yet.

The final stage to complete an update to the I-75 corridor between Findlay and Perrysburg is set to begin sometime this week.

The specific area is between US 20 and CR 99, which may experience single lane restrictions throughout the summer to complete finish work on the stretch of roadway.

This particular part of the project is set to be complete in October, weather permitting.

Other parts of Toledo are also experiencing construction updates. Through September of next year, from 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, from I-475 in Toledo to I-280 for widening and bridge work.

The viewing area has seen an unprecedented amount of construction in the last five years to update the interstate that has not seen major reconstruction since the 1960's.

Drivers from around the area understand the work needs to be done but are frustrated it's taken so long to get to.

"It's something that needs to be done, should have been done, should have been done probably when they did this back in the 60's, here they are now redoing it. It's the only place I know that you gotta, besides BG, you gotta stop to get on and off," said Harold Smith, a resident of Bowling Green.

Others are concerned about the dangers all the construction presents to drivers.

"It's a serious pain because of the stop and go traffic. A lot of the deals are with the accidents that it's causing, the tie ups and the holds up, so yes, it's very confusing at times," said Bruce Kane, a frequent traveler of I-75.



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