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Overnight closures hit Toledo streets through month of May | What drivers should know

The closures will facilitate transportation of "cold boxes" from the Lucas County Port to North Star Steel.
Credit: Brody Sell

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Toledo Department of Transportation (TDOT) will temporarily close several roads during the month of May as "cold boxes" are transported through the area.

These "cold boxes" were manufactured in China, and contain process materials to turn into gasses both for the smelting of metals and to produce medical grade O2, Argon and Nitrogen. 

According to TDOT, they are non-hazardous.  

The boxes will be traveling from the Lucas County Port to North Star Steel, requiring a slow-rolling closure overnight along the route. 

The transport vehicle can't go faster than 15 mph, meaning traffic will be slowed and roads continuously closed and reopened as it moves through.

Traffic will not be able to drive past the oversized vehicle, TDOT representatives said.

Here's the route the vehicle is expected to take:

  • Lee Street to Front Street 
  • Front Street to Oak Street
  • Oak Street to Woodville Road
  • Woodville Road to Summit Street 
  • Summit Street to Monroe Street
  • Monroe Street to Bancroft Street
  • Bancroft Street to Detroit Avenue
  • Detroit Avenue to Nebraska Avenue
  • Nebraska Avenue to Westwood Avenue 
  • Westwood Avenue to Hill Avenue
  • Hill Avenue to Byrne Road
  • Byrne Road to Airport Highway
  • Airport Highway to City Limits at Holland Sylvania Road
Credit: Toledo Department of Transportation

 Here's the estimated schedule:

  • Thursday, May 5 from 10 p.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Monday, May 9 from 10 p.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 12 from 10 p.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Monday, May 16 from 10 p.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 19 from10 p.m. to 9:30 a.m.

The transport is being conducted in partnership with ODOT and Toledo Lucas County Port Authority.

   

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