News from BG: April 17, 2019

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Parks and Recreation Board is scheduled to meet April 23 at 7:00 pm in the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave.

News from ODOT

In conjunction with the I-75/Wooster Street roundabout project, through August lane restrictions will be in effect.

Through May 19, westbound traffic along Wooster Street over I-75 will be closed.  The established detour route will be Dunbridge, Poe, Mercer.  Eastbound traffic will be maintained.  The ramp from Wooster Street to northbound I-75 will also be closed.  The established detour for getting onto northbound I-75 will be Dunbridge, US 6.

Beginning Monday, May 20 through July, Wooster Street in both directions will be closed over I-75.  The established detour will be Dunbridge, Poe, Mercer.

Construction Update – Downtown Utility Project

The utility project within the downtown has progressed up Main Street to East Oak with the installation of the replacement water line.  The contractor will now move onto the installation of water and sewer lines on Wooster Street and various side streets.  This includes West Wooster, from Church to Main; East Wooster, from Main to Prospect; East Court, from Main to Prospect; East and West Washington; Pearl Street; Lehman; and Ordway.  During this work, intermittent road closures will occur along side streets.

It is anticipated that the end of the week of April 15, the contractor will begin installing the water and sewer line on West Wooster, from Main to Church St.  As a result, westbound traffic within this area will be prohibited and on-street parking will be removed.  Eastbound traffic will be maintained.  Following the West Wooster installation, the contractor will shift to East Wooster.  The East Wooster work will include the area from Main to Prospect.  A similar traffic impact will occur with eastbound traffic being maintained and the westbound lane of traffic being closed.

The utility portion of this project is anticipated to last through the spring of 2019.  Once complete, a contractor will repave the downtown.

Questions about this may be directed to the Engineering Division at 419-354-6227.

10th Annual Community Earth Day – April 28

April is Earth Month and multiple agencies are collaborating throughout Wood County to provide events geared toward conservation, education and family fun. The 10th Annual Community Earth Day Celebration will be the culminating event held on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 from 2-4 pm.  This free family event is open to all and is filled with fun hands-on learning stations.

Try your hand at archery hosted by the Wood County Park District, take a nature walk with the Bowling Green Parks & Rec Department, power a light bulb with the City of Bowling Green’s power generating bicycle, give the Solid Waste Management District’s giant Earth Ball a roll, and hold a crayfish at ODNR’s Scenic Rivers station.  Interactive games will be provided by the Northwestern Water & Sewer District, BGSU, and others.  The Wood County Master Gardeners will host earth friendly activities and the Wood County Library’s CNG bookmobile will be onsite providing earth friendly stories!

The Montessori School of BG, located at 515 Sand Ridge Road, provides an ideal backdrop for this Earth Day Celebration!  Enjoy 14 acres of land, visit a Learning Lab, play on the playground and spend some time at the Black Swamp Preserve and Slippery Elm Trail.

We encourage you to get involved throughout the month of April to make Earth Day every day!  For a full list of volunteer and educational activities, please visit