TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – Businesses near a busy west Toledo intersection said a three-week construction project is going to cost them. Crews shut down the intersection of Sylvania, Jackman and Tremainsville Monday morning.
On Monday, workers started putting out the barricades as work on the busy intersection got under way.
"It's going to be a hassle, but it's better than the roads being the way they are," said driver Bryan Scott.
Crews did not waste any time ripping out the old pavement. This is all part of the $8 million Sylvania Avenue improvement project.
It is not just drivers that are inconvenienced. Tom Morgan is the sales manager at Franklin Park Auto Credit Center. Currently, one of his entrances is closed and the other is right at the barricades.
Morgan said business is already down 40 percent.
"That's a tough pill to swallow, obviously. When the work is done, and the improvements are done, hopefully more business is gonna come in," said Morgan.
Morgan said he plans on using the downtime to fix the building and pave his lot, while selling as many cars as he can.
"We have a very large referral base, and essentially, that's how we're conducting business right now," said Morgan.
Drivers will definitely want to make sure they have an alternate route planned because the intersection is going to be closed until at least July 9.