Tuesday, July 09, 2013

New traffic restrictions on Secor at Central

City of Toledo Press Release:

Traffic restricted at Secor and Central intersection as construction progresses

Semi and bus traffic will be rerouted during reconstruction and utility work

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As work to reconstruct Secor Road progresses at the intersection of Secor Road and Central Avenue it will become necessary to place additional restrictions on the traffic permitted to enter the intersection.

Beginning Wednesday, July 10 additional signage will be added to detour semi trucks and busses to alternate routes around the Secor and Central intersection. Truck traffic will still have access to make deliveries to businesses in and around the Secor Road corridor.

As engineers and contractors have observed the first full day of construction it has become obvious that extra precautions are necessary to ensure worker safety and the safety of other motorists and pedestrians. While cars have been making right hand turns without difficulty larger trucks have struggled and on occasion become stuck or run over curbs and sidewalks.

Programmable message boards will be installed at key locations advising trucks not to proceed to the intersection and to utilize posted detours. Additional signage will be installed to inform trucks of these detour routes. Toledo Police will be enforcing all posted traffic advisories in the area and assist in redirecting wayward trucks. Finally, the project contractor will work through the weekend in order to minimize the construction time in the intersection.

Businesses on Secor Road affected by the change in traffic patterns have been notified and the city continues to communicate changes in the construction program to them through the construction ombudsman.

The Secor Road construction is a $5.1 million capital improvement project that has included a new waterline providing service to the area and total reconstruction of the road from Monroe Street to Central Avenue. The project is scheduled to be completed no later than November 2013.


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