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75N Commute

What's it been like so far this week? (project between Dorr and the 475split). Friday late afternoon it looked horrendous.....backed up to Collingwood. I was off yesterday and played it safe and took Front to 280 to get around what I expected would be a clusterbleep on 75. If its not that bad, I'd like to still be able to take 75.

My experience with 75S hasnt been too bad, but my commute is normally after 5:45pm.

created by BulldogBuckeye on Aug 19, 2014 at 09:01:47 am     Comments: 14

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From my experiences, I-75 south in the morning and in the late afternoon has been okay. I-75 north in the morning has been fine too.

But I-75 north in the late afternoon, fuhgeddaboudit.

The traffic congestion on I-75 north between northern Wood County and downtown Toledo is much worse in the late afternoon and evening.

It's so bad around here, that it's quite comical.

Last Friday evening when traveling north, I tried to go though downtown, but Miami Street by the grain elevators was under construction, and traffic in that area was jammed up. So I made my way to 795 and then I-280 north.

The stretch of I-280, located south of Oregon is under construction, down to one lane in each direction, but the traffic flowed decent enough.

On Monday evening, I tried the long way around by going I-75 south and then I-475/RT 23.

I-75 south has construction in the Perrysburg area, but it was not too slow-going.

I-475/RT 23 has construction beyond the Maumee area, but at least two lanes exist in both directions. But last night, traffic was stop-and-go in that area because of an accident, which forced us down to one lane.

I would say worming over to I-280 north is the best option at the moment.

posted by jr on Aug 19, 2014 at 09:24:17 am     #  

The old line, "you can't get there from here" is nearly becoming true.

posted by JeepMaker on Aug 19, 2014 at 09:36:57 am     #  

Yeah, my commute from downtown to berdan exit is horrible. I would take the backroads but the whole Cherry/Detroit/Collingwood is blocked.
:(

posted by stooks on Aug 19, 2014 at 09:50:18 am     #  

I don't even bother taking 75 either way right now (Douglas/Sylvania area) to downtown. I just shoot down Monroe street and forget about it. Adds about 5 minutes, but not dealing with people who somehow forgot how to merge on an expressway.

posted by webrioter on Aug 19, 2014 at 09:55:23 am     #   1 person liked this

I travel from Toledo to BG 4-5 days a week, and my commutes have been mostly awful. Eastbound I-475 bottlenecks at that one-lane monstrosity to southbound I-75 by 7:30 or so and stays that way until after 9:00 am.

Once you get on SB I-75 in the morning, it is slower but generally moving.

SB and NB I-75 from BG to Perrysburg (the widening project) is usually moving OK, but if there is an accident things move quickly to clusterf**k mode.

Between 3:00 and 6:30 or so NB I-75 between Door and I-475 has slowed to a crawl every day I have been on that stretch. Yesterday the backups started at about the DiSalle Bridge, and it took me 20 minutes to get from the river to I-475. Utter chaos.

Oh, and all that construction on US-23 means that this is not much of a viable option. This morning I tried US-23 south instead of the I-75 stupidity, and there were backups all over the place, with speeds probably averaging 45 mph when it was actually flowing.

posted by historymike on Aug 19, 2014 at 11:33:14 am     #  

stooks posted at 09:50:18 AM on Aug 19, 2014:

Yeah, my commute from downtown to berdan exit is horrible. I would take the backroads but the whole Cherry/Detroit/Collingwood is blocked.
:(

stooks, why don't you get on the Greenbelt and take 280 north to Manhattan or 75 to Phillips by Jeep? I love 280 to get to the west side, Greenbelt is awesome open and quick. The interchange by Jeep needs the big improvement that's coming really badly but it still works. :)

posted by nana on Aug 19, 2014 at 11:46:04 am     #  

stooks posted at 09:50:18 AM on Aug 19, 2014:

Yeah, my commute from downtown to berdan exit is horrible. I would take the backroads but the whole Cherry/Detroit/Collingwood is blocked.
:(

Would Central to Glenwood (one-way north to Berdan) get you around the blockage?
(I don't know, just going by my old commute that direction.)

posted by justread on Aug 19, 2014 at 11:46:14 am     #  

That actually would work now that I mapped it. I will have to give that a try! Thank you!

posted by stooks on Aug 19, 2014 at 01:13:37 pm     #  

Cool. I just though of another possible option. Central to Jeep Parkway to Willys. Maybe same distance but less "hood."

posted by justread on Aug 19, 2014 at 01:29:35 pm     #  

Ha! That's the way I ended up going because I kept having to turn around through the neighborhoods because everything was closed. I knew central went to jeep parkway and it wasn't closed.

posted by stooks on Aug 19, 2014 at 02:26:08 pm     #  

Anyone remember there being ramps from Central to I-280?

posted by MIJeff on Aug 19, 2014 at 03:03:05 pm     #   1 person liked this

They closed the ramps from Central to I-280 when they built the prison.

posted by Mike21 on Aug 19, 2014 at 03:04:44 pm     #   1 person liked this

With the Greenbelt now built, there is not enough room to bring back the ramps to Central. At least there is still Galena.

posted by someguy23475 on Aug 22, 2014 at 09:50:52 pm     #  

I always wondered if the Galena neighborhood likes or hates that interchange. Seems like it might be better for their businesses anyway.

posted by nana on Aug 22, 2014 at 10:47:11 pm     #