Dorr Street Interchange design revealed

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TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc, Action News) - The Lucas County Engineer's office has released an animation video of the design for the Dorr Street interchange.

There might be a couple minor modifications, but it is essentially a four lane road with a roundabout on each side of I-475.

The exit and entrance ramps are two lanes and, most importantly, there are no signal lights to clog traffic.

Jeff Lohse, with the Lucas County Engineer's office says, "For the most part, it makes things a little bit more effective for moving the traffic, a little bit safer."

The interchange has been a focus for 20 years. But Thursday, financing for the $40 million project will be approved by ODOT's Transportation Review Advisory Council.

So now, engineers want to hear from people impacted in the bordering neighborhood.

About a dozen homes will be sacrificed; the remaining neighbors want direct access to Dorr Street, primarily for emergency services.

Yet, making that happen means taking some parkland.

Lohse says, "We've tried to address that here in design and we're hoping people will comment on that."

There's a public hearing on the interchange Thursday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm at Springfield Township Hall.

But engineer's aren't expecting much criticism.

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