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City holding public meeting on I-75 widening project Tuesday

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The voice of the people is being heard concerning an upcoming road project that could bring big changes to Interstate 75.

There are two main things hoping to be accomplished. First, officials want to tell people about an upcoming traffic study and explain how streets in the area could change. They are also hoping for public input on the proposed widening of I-75.

Maps and displays show current street systems and changes that could occur, as well as proposed solutions to keep traffic flowing smoothly.

Everyone who lives, works or drives in the area is encouraged to attend the meeting Tuesday night. There was a presentation at 4:30 p.m. and there will be another at 6:30 p.m. The meeting lasts until 7:15 p.m. in the Rosa Parks Elementary School library located on Cherry Street in Toledo.

This meeting is in the format of an open house and residents are welcome to stop by any time until 7 p.m.

Those with the Division of Engineering for the city of Toledo say meetings like these are crucial.  

"Traffic will change and so will our streets, so we want to start working with people. We're just beginning the effort. We've not really gotten any ideas on paper to do anything. We want to talk with folks in the neighborhood. What are some of the changes that are coming? What should we do to react?" explained Dave Dysard with the Division of Engineering.

City engineers are hoping for a big turnout at Tuesday's meeting. They want to hear from the public while in the early stages before any changes are set in stone.

You can submit comments online if you missed the meeting by going to www.toledo.oh.gov.

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