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An effort to reduce traffic
and improve safety is underway in Fulton County.
People in downtown Archbold
say trucks regularly cut through their streets to get to the Turnpike. They
have signs posted to help protect businesses and people in the area.
"They aren't able to make our
corners very well," said Carla Rupp of Rupp's Furniture. "The truck traffic is
hard because it is a tight spot downtown."
Residents and local business
owners say they want to see a change, so the project is at the top of a list
recently put together by the Fulton County Engineer, Frank Onweller.
"The ultimate hope would be
State Route 66 would move out of downtown Archbold, and would be shifted over
on to the improved County Road 24," Onweller said.
Onweller is hoping funding
for the project can come from Turnpike revenue bonds, and he just submitted
information to the County Engineers Association of Ohio to get the application
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