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Perrysburg Twp. recommends Buck Road roundabouts

Perrysburg Township trustees voted Wednesday to recommend two traffic roundabouts for Buck Road. One roundabout would be at the Penta Career Center entrance, and another at the Lime City Road intersection.

Five stakeholders -- Perrysburg Township, City of Rossford, Ohio Department of Transportation, Wood County Engineers Office, and Penta -- must agree on a plan and figure out its funding before the project can go forward. Township Trustee Gary Britten said that may take awhile, and he said this is the second time the group has preliminarily agreed to construct the roundabouts. The last attempt, several years ago, was unsuccessful.

Perrysburg Township officials followed Wood County's suit in recommending the two roundabouts as the best option to improve the intersection. The second-choice plan called for one roundabout at the Buck and Lime City roads intersection and an aditional traffic signal and lanes at Penta Career Center.

The two roundabouts should cost about $1.9 million to construct, according to ODOT estimates.

"The impact on property is minimal and the largest stakeholder losing land is Penta," Trustee Bob Mack said. "They have agreed to not be compensated for it, which helps immensely."

Wood County will schedule a public hearing to discuss the alternatives for the improvements.

The trustees also hosted a public hearing for the zoning initiative that will appear on the November ballot. No members of the public came to speak about the initiative that will zone all the unzoned land in the township, which makes up about half the township.

Township officials have been aiming to make their zoning map in anticipation of the potential zoning change. Their next and final public hearing on the zoning initiative will be at 6 p.m., May 21 at the township building, 26609 Lime City Road.

Contact Matt Thompson at: mthompson@theblade.com, 419-356-8786, or on Twitter at @mthompson25.

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