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      Ground broken for roundabout at busy north Toledo intersection

      Mayor D. Michael Collins said the number one priority for the $5 million project at the intersection of Cherry Street, Collingwood, and Manhattan Boulevard is safety.

      Toledo city officials have broken ground on a new roundabout designed to ease traffic in north Toledo.

      Mayor D. Michael Collins said the number one priority for the $5 million project at the intersection of Cherry Street, Collingwood, and Manhattan Boulevard is safety.

      The intersection, commonly known as "Thousand Islands,' was built 65 years ago to make the five-way stop safer. However, the mayor said Wednesday that the way it was built has actually made the intersection dangerous.

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      "Roundabouts are, from a safety standpoint, 90-percent safer than signalized intersections," said Mayor Collins. "It'll eliminate the traffic cameras."