Anthony Wayne Area Construction Could Cause Some Delays

Construction of a new Waterville bridge and roundabout on the Wood County side will result in a 45-day closure this summer, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The estimated closure date is Monday, June 11. MIRROR PHOTO BY KAREN GERHARDINGER


BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — With spring weather come the orange barrels, and the Anthony Wayne area will see its share in the coming weeks and months.

In Waterville, the big project is the Waterville bridge construction, which will create a 45-day closure, said Ohio Department of Transportation spokesperson Rebecca Dangelo.

“As of now, we anticipate the 45-day closing to begin the week of June 11. However, being two months out still, that could change,” she said.

Also in Waterville, Public Works Director Kenny Blair reports that the 2018 paving program will include the repaving of North Melody Lane and South Melody Lane, as well as the 165 feet of Rutledge Drive north of Freedom Lane.

“Expect short traffic delays during the phase 2 Michigan Avenue waterline project,” Blair said. “The installation of a new 12-foot waterline will run east of Wilkshire to the Anthony Wayne Trail, then north to North Street.”

 In Whitehouse, construction is underway on the Finzel Road Anthony Wayne Local Schools campus, as drainage and new parking lots are installed in front of the three schools. Work is expected to be complete by the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

Dates are not yet set for the reconstruction of Rupp Road between Finzel and Cemetery, or the resurfacing of Oak Brook Drive, said Director of Public Works Steve Pilcher.

In Monclova Township, Black Road will be resurfaced for about the half-mile stretch southeast of Waterville-Monclova Road. The county will also resurface Monclova Road between Lose Road to .03 miles east of Waterville-Monclova Road. 

Lucas County Engineer’s Office representative Sarah Rowland said that Monclova Road and Waterville-Monclova Road will be resurfaced and restriped to allow for a left turn lane from westbound Monclova to southbound Waterville-Monclova.

Resurfacing is also planned for Blystone Valley Drive, Rhone Drive, Cabriolet Lane, Pinafore Lane, Matanuska Drive, Epaulet Lane, Copper Ridge Drive, Kaolin Road and Pipeclay Place in Blystone Valley, said Monclova Township administrator Harold Grim. A contract with Bowers Asphalt & Paving Inc. calls for a completion date of August 18.

Closer to Maumee, the Ohio Department of Transportation is beginning work during the week of April 30 on improvements to the Monclova Road/US 24 intersection. 

The left turn lane from eastbound US 24 to Monclova Road will be extended. A protected left turn signal and lane from westbound US 24 will be added. Right turn lanes will be added on eastbound US 24 and southbound Mon-clova Road, and revised pavement markings will be added to better align with northbound Old Trail Road. The $500,000 project should be finished by the end of September.

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