It’s been a long time coming but it’s arriving this Summer at the foot of Main Street in Toledo. No longer will pedestrians walking from Main Street to special events at the Port of Toledo Waterfront Park have to use a crosswalk that dead ends into regular railroad tracks. The new crosswalk will lead in the same general direction but there will be pedestrian walking spacers between the tracks for safer passage. There will also be bike and pedestrian paths added to the area and a complete repaving of Butler Bridge Road from “A” Street west of the downtown, clear down to the entrance to Georgia-Pacific.
Total cost of the project is just under $400,000 with just $55,000 coming from the city. The rest is being provided by state and NDOT grants. The bike, pedestrian and railroad crossing additions are expected to be completed by the end of June. July first through the end of September will see the upgrading and repaving of Butler Bridge Road. The road will not be shut down during the project. But watch for flaggers directing traffic. Public Works Director Adam Denlinger says they’re planning to do a lot of the work at night when traffic is light.