Temporary pothole patches now, more permanent fix later

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The City of Toledo and Village of Ottawa Hills are working together to make repairs to a pothole-ridden stretch of road.

Several drivers have told 13abc about the crater-filled stretch of Talmadge Road, south of Central Avenue.

Village Leaders in Ottawa Hills say they are working to temporarily patch the pothole along in that area. They say there are bigger plans to repair the road this spring.

A spokesperson for the City of Toledo says he intersection of Central and Talmadge is getting reconstructed and widened to accommodate two left turns from eastbound Central to northbound Talmadge and one right turn drop lane from westbound Central to northbound Talmadge.

The southern part of that intersection is in Ottawa Hills. The village will pay for part of the project, using state, federal and local funds. As part of that deal, the city will resurface Talmadge from Central to Indian Road.

The city will get about $1.35 million in federal and state funding for this project. The city says Ottawa Hills will contribute up to $100,000 to the project. The City's portion will also be less than $100,000.

Here is an approximate breakdown of funding, provided by the city:
State = $305,388
Federal = $1,046,000
Ottawa Hills = $100,000
City Funds = $40,000

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