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Point Place residents want drivers to slow down on detour

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POINT PLACE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A traffic headache in Point Place will not be ending anytime soon. The construction site on Suder Ave, between Manhattan and Ottawa Rd is causing drivers to use the neighborhood as a detour.

Residents in the area are okay with the detour but are asking drivers not to speed.

"I run the risk of getting into an accident every day," said resident Alea Manders.

Manders says residential areas like Lehman and others are being used as a way to get around the construction. She says the only problem with them using the detour is that they are flying down the streets, traveling at what seems like at least 10 to 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.

"The street behind me, they speed down a lot," said Manders. "I have to get my friends for soccer and they live by Whitmer and I'm by the other side of the point."

Construction on Suder Ave kicked off in April and is expected to last another couple months.

Other residents say they see fast cars down their streets everyday and fear someone could get hurt.

"There are a lot of kids in the residential areas," said Manders. "Just do the speed limit. You'll get to work on time as long as you leave in enough time."

Toledo Police say they get complaints in a variety of areas including Suder Ave. They follow up by sending patrolman to the area to enforce traffic laws.

TPD officials say if you see a reoccurring problem with speeders in your area don't hesitate to reach out to them.

Construction is supposed to wrap up by the end of October. 

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