(Toledo, OH) State funding is coming in to help improve several Toledo streets.
City officials say ODOT will pump $17 million into nine projects this year, including the much-needed resurfacing of the Anthony Wayne Trail and reconstruction of South Avenue from Reynolds to Byrne roads. Plans call for the projects to be completed by the end of 2019.
South Toledo alone is about to see $9 million worth of permanent pothole repairs.
Half of the money will be used to fix the Anthony Wayne Trail this summer, a year ahead of schedule. ODOT is moving up funding for the project because the battle with road craters cannot be won without grinding down three inches of pavement to get to the concrete causing all the problems.
The repairs will happen between South and Glendale Avenues. Then next year, a big road fix will focus on South Detroit Avenue between Glendale and Sherwood Avenues, another pothole problem.
Farther down South Detroit, the intersection with Byrne near the Maumee border will become a roundabout to create better traffic flow, at a cost of three and a half million dollars.
Work is underway to replace a Waterville bridge. ODOT crews are building a causeway partway across the Maumee River, a landing made of rocks that will support bridge pier installation. That will leave the river accessible for the Walleye Run and spring boaters.
There will be a 45-day closure starting June first to install a roundabout at the intersections of Routes 64 and 65 on the Wood County side of the bridge.