Secor Road’s I-475 ramps to close for 10 daysWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The east and westbound on and off ramps to Interstate 475 on Secor Road are set to close for 10 days starting June 4.
The closures are part of a Secor Road reconstruction project, which began in March and is set to end in November, according to a news release from the City of Toledo. So far, the northbound lanes of the road from Central Avenue to Queenswood Boulevard have been removed, the water line has been replaced and the road has been reconstructed. The southbound lanes are presently undergoing reconstruction. The road from Queenswood Boulevard to north of the I-475 access point is set to be worked on during the 10-day closure. In late summer, reconstruction of the Central Avenue and Secor Road intersection is slated to begin.
In the news release, city officials suggested travelers going east on I-475 use the ProMedica Parkway exit while westbound motorists are advised to exit at Douglas Road, Monroe Street or Talmadge Road.
“By closing all ramps for a 10-day period we are able to maintain traffic on Secor Road and the result is much safer for all who are traveling and working in the area. We can also complete this phase of the project much faster than would be possible by only reconstructing the road one lane at a time,” said Robin Whitney, commissioner of engineering services in the release.
A city ombudsman is giving Secor Road businesses advance notice of the closure, according to the release.
“Secor Road is a major commercial thoroughfare in west Toledo and we want to be sure that while we’re investing in the infrastructure to improve this area of town, we’re also investing in the businesses that have committed to our local economy,” said Mayor Mike Bell in the release. “This is the first time we’ve used an ombudsman on a major road construction project and I think it’s helping us to communicate better with businesses and ensure their concerns are both heard and addressed. Construction is never without its headaches, but I appreciate the patience of the businesses as we work to improve the road.”