Downtown Sylvania intersection to close for almost two weeks starting Monday

Downtown Sylvania intersection to close for almost two weeks starting Monday

SYLVANIA, OH (WTOL) - Another new road closure will be inconveniencing anyone driving through downtown Sylvania but the pain will be short-lived.

Starting Monday, August 6 the full intersection at Main St. and Monroe St. in Sylvania will be closed.

The closure is scheduled to last through August 19.

Of course, the timeline is dependent on weather, but crews will be working long hours and weekends to meet their 12-day deadline.

"It's going to be difficult. It's going to be hard for people getting to work in the morning, and it's going to back up traffic, but in the long run, I think it will make it much nicer," said driver Jenny Montz.

Traffic is heavy enough through this area, that it was determined the safest and most effective way to make these fixes was to shut down the entire intersection and knock it all out at once.

All local businesses will remain open during the road construction.

"The sub-base, some of our storm sewer work, and all of that was just old, and failing, rapidly. And so, the project is just a reconstruction. It will be all new from the intersection to the bridge that goes over 10 mile creek," said said City of Sylvania Director of Public Service Kevin Aller.

Aller says the repairs should be good for 50 years.

The detours suggested by officials say to use Erie, Centennial, Brint, and Harroun roadways to get around.

The project was strategically planned to miss most of the events in downtown Sylvania and to wrap up before school starts back up again.

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