Toledo to spend $28M on street resurfacing in 2012

If there is one thing all Toledoans can agree on is the state of the city's streets and roads. On Tuesday the administration of Mike Bell formally presented its 2012 street resurfacing plan. Robin Whitney, Commissioner of the Division of Engineering Services, says the plan incorporates feedback from citizens. "It adds up to about $28 million in improvements, and this includes resurfacing major streets as well as roads in residential neighborhoods," Commissioner Whitney said.

The projects include reconstruction of the stretch of road on Douglas from Central to Sylvania and on Collingwood from Monroe to Central. Resurfacing will take place on Nebraska from Detroit to Collingwood.

District 4 councilwoman Paula Hicks-Hudson has heard complaints from many of her constituents since she joined the Toldedo City Council. "For over a year I have heard how horrible the potholes are and about the economic inconvenience of having to pay to repair tires and realignments for damaged front ends," Councilwoman Hicks-Hudson said.

$15 million of the $28 million price tag will come out of the Capital Improvement Fund and the balance from state and federal grants.