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Water line replacement slows traffic in Rossford

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ROSSFORD, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Construction on several old water lines is underway in Rossford, causing some major traffic jams at Dixie Highway and Lime City Road.

The new pipes being installed will the fix red and rusty water that many people in the area have dealt with for years. But the construction won't be finished until April of 2014, and it has brought part of Dixie Highway down to just one lane of traffic.

Eventually, crews will make their way down to East Boundary Street in Perrysburg. Officials from the Northwestern Water and Sewer District say the project costs about $2.6 million and replaces water lines that haven't been touched since the 1920s.

"It probably will benefit everybody," said Cheryl Kern, a resident. "I'd like to see our water bills go down, they're quite high."

The project isn't expected to lower water bills, but it will make the water clearer.

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