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Construction routes traffic through quiet Sylvania neighborhood

SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Two major construction projects are causing safety concerns for some residents in Sylvania.

Work started this week on the Erie Street Bridge replacement and reconstruction on Monroe Street, leading to an increase in traffic in an otherwise quiet neighborhood.

"There's a lot of stop signs around, but they don't pay any attention to them," said Howard Trosin, a resident of Centennial Farms.

Trosin and his wife Jean have lived in Centennial Farms for 30 years and say they have never seen so much traffic. The residential neighborhood is a quick detour around the Erie Street Bridge project. The Trosins say they don't mind the traffic, but they worry about motorists going too fast and ignoring stop signs.

"There's a lot of children on bicycles around here," Jean said. "We worry about them because they aren't used to all this traffic."

The Sylvania Police Department has set up speed limit detectors in the area to keep drivers at 25 miles per hour.

As for Monroe Street, it will be kept open to drivers going eastbound.

"For that project, we're maintaining one-way traffic throughout the course of the project," said Public Services Director Kevin Aller.

The Trosins say the short-term inconvenience is for a long-term benefit.

Aller says the Erie Street Bridge work should be done in 45 days, Monroe Street in about 60.

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