LIMA - Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound, just north of Ohio 81 in Lima, will be slowed for intervals of up to 20 minutes on Saturday and Sunday to allow for placement of utility lines over the interstate.

The operation is expected to occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. Traffic control on Interstate 75 will be provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Traffic entering northbound I-75 from Ohio 81 will be controlled during the operation. Work is being performed by American Electric Power.