TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - It's something you can't often do - actually walk through the intersection of Sylvania Avenue, Tremainsville and Jackman Roads.
The heavily traveled area is shut down until at least July 8 because of the ongoing Sylvania Avenue reconstruction project.
It's been like that since last Monday.
Surrounding businesses, like the Wing Spot, have already taken a hit.
"Slow. Maybe 25 percent down. not very good," said Elsayed Shehata.
Folks at the Family Video claim business isn't off.
But the construction does make it inconvenient for customers to rent video games.
"And I had to walk all the way around just to get to Family Video just to rent Madden 12," said Vernon Freeman.
Clerks at Speedway say some days are slow and others are busy.
One thing is for sure-the gas station is a popular cut-through to avoid detours.
"Just because the two intersections are closed. Lots of cars come all the way through and go through each side," said Chanelle Edwards.
The impatient drivers believe one or two lanes should have been left open instead of blocking off the entire intersection.
"Me and my girlfriend live right here on Garden Park. Terrible. I have to go around just to go to work. Awful," said Shannon VanSandt.
"It's also like a safety issue because if you need to get somewhere fast with all the construction," said David Whitaker.
There is frustration.
But also an understanding the project is needed.
"Well, it's a good idea. It's been pretty bad for a while," said Melvin Harris.
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