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Cherrylawn Drive in south Toledo to get makeover

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Residents in a south Toledo neighborhood are not very happy that the main roadway there is set to be completely re-built. The change will come at a cost of $1.8 million and decades-old trees.

Cherrylawn Drive in the Crossgates neighborhood near Swan Creek Metropark will be re-constructed from Heatherdowns to Glendale Avenue. Toledo City Councilman Mike Collins said the concrete is crumbling and must be rebuilt.

"Allowing blight to come into the neighborhood will create that," Collins said. "So I want to re-invent Crossgates with new streets, new street appeal, and new curb appeal."

Bids for the project will be opened Tuesday, and starting in April, the work will begin. The road won't be widened, but will have new asphalt, and new sewer and water lines will be installed in the 50-year-old neighborhood.

Collins and other city officials led a public meeting to update residents on the plans, but he said many residents have found the project difficult to accept. The biggest complaints are that sidewalks will have to be installed to ensure some state funding for the project, and the City will have to remove the large trees on the curbs that make the neighborhood stand out.

"The experts are telling me the trees have to come down because the root structure will be so dysfunctional as a result of the trenching," he said. "Within 3-5 years, all the trees will be dead."

But Collins said sidewalks will get kids off the street when playing or bicycling, and all residents can feel better about that.

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