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Continued work on Rossford water lines frustrates drivers

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ROSSFORD, OHIO (TOLEDO NEWS NOW) -

Many streets in Rossford are still a mess after months of construction.

The work has been going on since March on seven residential roads to fix the city's aging water lines, some of which are more than 50 years old. But some residents say they have been stuck in construction zones for too long.

"It's been a real pain," said Kristy Plunkett. "It's just been constant. We just can't get anywhere around here. Everywhere you try to go, it's blocked and all the holes in the streets are really wearing and tearing on our cars and on our life."

The old pipes are made out of iron and are easily corroded. They're being replaced with plastic PVC lines that will last longer.

The Ohio EPA announced they will fund the project at a cost of nearly $1.3 million.

While navigating closed roads is a headache for drivers, the project will ultimately improve water pressure throughout the city.

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