Toledo’s Transportation Plan Committee has focused on several “problem spots” around town that it would like to have something done about in the near future.
The first on their list is the west junction of Highway 20 and Business 20. The intersection has a number of awkward turning angles which makes it hard sometimes to see oncoming traffic without pulling a muscle in your neck. That intersection is seen by many as dangerous and has been the seen of numerous fatal and near-fatal accidents. Another major issue is Sturdevant Road. It carries a lot of heavy trucks enroute to the GP Mill with lots of unavoidable traffic conflicts.
Railroad crossings are another thorn in the committee’s side. The old and decaying crossings along Butler Bridge Road and others cause excessive wear on vehicles and also causes damage to vehicles pulling boats on trailers and also to heavy recreational vehicles.
There are also challenges to East Slope Road including pedestrian access to the GP Mill. Bicycle lanes or pathways are needed as well as potential pedestrian/hiking trails along the right of way.
Also there is a need to re-route trucks to reduce conflicts with regular traffic around town. But what streets should the truck routes be?
The committee continues to ask for public input on all this. Their next meeting is set for November 7th, from 5-7pm at Toledo City Hall at 206 North Main Committee members say they’d like to have the plan ready for city council review and approval by Spring.