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Construction begins at I-475 exit, on Corey Road to improve traffic flow

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    Cars back up along the off exit ramp from eastbound I-475 at Corey Road as work is under way to widen the ramp and Corey Road.

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    No road closings are planned in the $1 million project to widen the exit ramp on eastbound I-475 and to widen Corey Road.

    The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Cars back up along the off exit ramp from eastbound I-475 at Corey Road as work is under way to widen the ramp and Corey Road.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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A barrier wall is erected, ground work has started, and exiting at Corey Road for motorists heading eastbound on I-475 has become tighter from a narrowed exit ramp.

The Ohio Department of Transportation last week began the $1-million construction project to widen Corey Road and upgrade the I-475 exit, which straddles Sylvania Township and Toledo.

The project, to improve traffic flow at the exit ramp and onto Corey Road, is to be completed in November. State traffic counts show 5,500 vehicles a day use the exit ramp.

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No road closings are planned in the $1 million project to widen the exit ramp on eastbound I-475 and to widen Corey Road.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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The project is to help improve traffic flow, as eastbound motorists on I-475 usually exit at Corey to reach Westfield Franklin Park mall. The work is to widen Corey Road from the I-475 overpass to just north of Sylvania Avenue, add a lane to the exit ramp, and installing a traffic light at the end of the ramp on Corey. Currently, the ramp has a stop sign for expressway traffic turning left or right off of the ramp.

An ODOT spokesman said no roads will be closed during the construction. 

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