HOLLAND, Ohio -- People who live and work near the McCord Road railroad tracks will begin to see the evidence of the underpass construction project.
Starting in a few days and lasting through the end of the year there will be intermittent lane restrictions on McCord Road between Airport Highway and Angola Road.
Next spring, McCord Road, Hall Street and North Mall Drive will be closed so that a roundabout can be built across from Springfield High School.
Before the underpass is built a temporary set of railroad tracks will be built.
Keith Early, of the Lucas County Engineer's office, says the underpass will alleviate traffic congestion. "Nearly 100 trains per day cross or pass through this crossing and we expect that number to double in the coming years," Early said. "If you think it's bad now, if this rail traffic doubles, the delay would be intolerable."
The project is expected to be completed by November 2016. The cost is $23 million.