Attention Wauseon, OH Competitors: Turnpike Exit Closure Requires Detour

NTPA

Columbus, Ohio—The Ohio Department of Transportation has closed the toll plaza at Exit 34 on the Ohio Turnpike (Interstate 80/90) as of April 25. The exit will remain closed through summer 2024, prohibiting access to State Route 108 which leads to the Fulton County Fairgrounds, site of both the Maumee Valley Pullers Summer Nationals in June and the M.E. Miller Tri-State Showdown in late August.

Suggested alternate routes include the following:

  • From the west: Exit the Ohio Turnpike at Exit 25 (Archbold) and turn left/south on SR 66. Then turn left/east on U.S. 20A and travel 9 mi. east to SR 108. Turn left/north and proceed to the fairgrounds.
  • From the east: Exit the Ohio Turnpike at Exit 39 (Delta/Lyons) and turn left/south on SR 109. Then turn right/west on SR 2/U.S. 20A and travel 5 mi. west to SR 108. Turn right/north and proceed to the fairgrounds.

Check the Ohio Turnpike’s website periodically to track the progress of the toll plaza’s reconstruction to determine if it will reopen in time for the Tri-State Showdown.

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