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SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -
major construction projects are causing safety concerns for some residents in
started this week on the Erie Street Bridge replacement and reconstruction on
Monroe Street, leading to an increase in traffic in an otherwise quiet
a lot of stop signs around, but they don't pay any attention to them," said
Howard Trosin, a resident of Centennial Farms.
and his wife Jean have lived in Centennial Farms for 30 years and say they have
never seen so much traffic. The residential neighborhood is a quick detour
around the Erie Street Bridge project. The Trosins say they don't mind the
traffic, but they worry about motorists going too fast and ignoring stop signs.
a lot of children on bicycles around here," Jean said. "We worry about them
because they aren't used to all this traffic."
Sylvania Police Department has set up speed limit detectors in the area to keep
drivers at 25 miles per hour.
for Monroe Street, it will be kept open to drivers going eastbound.
that project, we're maintaining one-way traffic throughout the course of the
project," said Public Services Director Kevin Aller.
Trosins say the short-term inconvenience is for a long-term benefit.
says the Erie Street Bridge work should be done in 45 days, Monroe Street in