"It never occurred to me back then that I would be back to cut the ribbon on this project," said Mr. Department projects' results are measured in safety value and time saved, he said, "and this project is a good result" for both. Wray invited members of the general public to participate in their own ribbon-cutting for the road. 24 date to the early 1960s, but during that decade only portions were built: four-lane bypasses around Napoleon and partway past Defiance, plus an arrow-straight, two-lane road with right-of-way wide enough for two more lanes between those two cities. 24 was widened to four lanes only from Dutch Road east to I-475. executive who chaired or co-chaired the Fort to Port group for the better part of three decades, said U. 24 returned to the local forefront in 1985, when then-Mayor Chuck Peyton ordered a study for solutions to that community's growing problem with truck congestion in its center. Ohio's westernmost section, from Baltimore Street to Indiana 101, was built between June, 2007, and October, 2009. " proposition, not an "if" -- but said she too is glad to see it finished. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned.
Wray, who became department director for a second time after Gov. The $169 million, 21.5-mile, four-lane highway between the north side of Waterville and the east end of U. 24's Napoleon bypass replaces 23.5 miles of two-lane roadway notorious for serious, and often fatal, crashes involving big trucks. today, and the eastbound lanes were open by 8 a.m., according to a ODOT spokesman. Among the first to do so were three baton twirlers from the Anthony Wayne High School marching band, which performed before and after the dedication. 24's opening east of Napoleon will complete the Ohio portion of the so-called Fort to Port Highway, running 77 miles between metro Toledo and metro Fort Wayne, Ind. Total spending on the project in the two states is about $580 million -- $410 million of it in Ohio. In 1969, the then-Ohio Department of Highways proposed widening U. 24 to four lanes through Waterville and along the Maumee River instead of bypassing Waterville, which aroused immediate and widespread protest. Napoleon-Waterville originally was scheduled to open early last month, but was delayed nearly three months by persistent rain during 2011 -- the wettest year on record in Toledo -- that bogged down earth-moving for the landmark interchange at the Waterville end. Westendorf's buttons, Waterville resident Diana Waugh attended the ceremony wearing a "Death No More on 24" T-shirt that she said was produced during the early 1990s for a road rally, as well as to promote construction of a new U. "It has been a very long project for the people out here," Ms. To post comments, you must be a registered user on
Update: Overwatch will be released May 24, Blizzard Entertainment confirmed in a post on the game's website.
The studio also announced that it will run an open beta for the game from May 3-9.
Original story: A since-removed advertisement on IGN leaked the launch date for Overwatch, the upcoming class-based shooter from Blizzard Entertainment. Kotaku published a screenshot of the ad sent in by their tipsters.