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ODOT considers street changes for Disalle Bridge project

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

ODOT has major changes in the works for the Disalle Bridge project, specifically near the Miami Street exit. Those proposed plans could have a bit impact on residents.

Major renovations could be made to a couple streets, including Linmore in Toledo, which would become a cul-de-sac to improve safety and eliminate confusion on how to get onto the freeway.

A service drive is being proposed across from the casino, next to Silkirk and connected to Linmore.

"My street is a dead-end street, and it's worked really, really well with the casino across the street," said a resident of the area who didn't want their identity revealed.

The resident says building a service drive at the edge of a dead-end street is a bad idea, and could invite crime to the area.

"I'm afraid a service road is going to promote more crime because there is really nothing down there behind all the streets."

ODOT officials say the opposite, though. They believe the changes will increase safety and improve a very confusing traffic pattern.

The plans are only proposals at this point. Construction could start in 2017 or 2018.

ODOT is also looking at a possible relocation in a Rossford neighborhood to go along with this project. They say eight partial property takes are possible.

Anyone with concerns on this project has until Feb. 15 to voice their complaint. They can contact Tricia Hines with ODOT at 317 East Poe Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402, email her or call her at 419-373-4434.

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