Thursday, April 24 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:47:30 GMT
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Parts of state Route 64 and state Route 65 in Wood County are falling into the Maumee River. After a fierce debate between residents and ODOT officials, a decision has been reached on how to fix the problem.
ODOT just announced they will build retaining walls to help prevent erosion.
Starting in 2015, there will be more barriers between the stretch of SR 65 near Otsego Pike and the Maumee River. Road side retaining walls will be installed to avoid more damage.
ODOT crews have done repairs to various stretches of both routes over the years to fix erosion, but officials say a more permanent fix is necessary. Although several options were reviewed, officials believe this new plan will require minimal land acquisition.
The next step is to finalize design plans for both state routes.