$3.8 million Dorr Street project begins in JuneWritten by Jordan Finney | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorr Street’s intersections with Secor and Byrne roads are among the top 20 worst accident locations in Ohio, based on an Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) report.
ODOT’s Dorr Street Safety Project is a new safety-related construction initiative that aims to remove these intersections from that list, according to Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins.
ODOT’s Division of Engineering hosted its third community meeting about the project on May 22 at Corpus Christi University Parish.
Construction begins in June and will extend west of Byrne Road to east of Secor Road.
“The city was successful in acquiring safety funding – a separate pot of money from the Ohio Department of Transportation,” said David R. Dysard, planning administrator at Toledo’s Department of Public Utilities.
Ninety percent of the $3.8 million project will be funded by federal safety money from ODOT and Toledo taxpayers will pay for the rest, according to ODOT.
The project includes widening the block between Byrne Road and Secor Road with double left-turn lanes for the north-south movement of traffic. It will also include new median islands with U-turn bays and the street will be resurfaced.
“We also provided U-turn bays — sort of Michigan lefts — where you go just beyond the section, make a U-turn back, and that’s how you make a left turn into driveways and things like that,” Dysard said.
“A lot of people are working. A lot of streets are being repaired and fixed. That’s a super thing,” he said. “Orange barrels mean people are working and the road area’s getting better.”