It's going to get a little rougher before it gets smoother on one major Toledo corridor. The Secor Road reconstruction project between Central and Monroe is expected to start next February.
All of the existing roadway, curbs, sidewalks and driveways will be replaced and a new waterline will also be installed between Central Avenue and I-475. Neighbors near the future construction site say even though it's an inconvenience, it's very much needed for the long-term benefit of the community.
"You need <an> alignment half the time when you drive down Secor, so I think this is a great thing," says Tracy Lustic who lives off Secor Rd.
"It's going to take a fairly long time, it's going to start in February and it's going to go through November," warns Robin Whitney, the Toledo Commissioner of Engineering Services. "It could be fairly disruptive," comments Whitney, who says leaders are still working with the community to get their input.
During construction, traffic will be narrowed down to two lanes, with an additional turning lane in the middle. Total costs are expected to come in around $5.3 million, with federal dollars covering the majority and Toledo TIF Funds covering the rest.