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Road, sewer work abounds in Sylvania city, township this summer

Summer season means Sylvania and Sylvania Township road crews will be upgrading or repaving plenty of deteriorating roads and crews will be replacing culverts and storm sewers.

More than $2 million worth of such projects are scheduled this summer, however many will not impede motorists. For most of the work, the roads will stay open.

The township Road Department projects are pending approval of the Board of Trustees, as many will require getting contractors to bid, said Gregory Huffman, township public works manager.

Township projects include:

  • Streets to be resurfaced project scheduled for mid-August: Gradwohl Road between Bancroft Street and Holstein Road, Central Park West, Sunbreeze Trail, Porsha Drive, and Theresa Trail, and part of North Oak and South Oak courts. Total cost $800,000, with about 45 percent covered by state grants and rest by township‘s Road and Bridge Fund.
  • Streets to be resurfaced scheduled for mid-August: Sylvan Green Road, Fairway Lane, Miakonda Trail, Towpath Lane, Princess and White Birch courts. Cost $160,000, covered by township Road and Bridge Funds.
  • Culvert replacement project, start date to be determined: Three culverts will be replaced on Hasty Road near Central Avenue. Hasty Road will be closed during the daytime, with detours posted. . Cost is being compiled. Project will be paid by the Lucas County Storm Utility District Fund.
  • Log jam removals from Ten Mile Creek near Herr Road. Work will be performed by township crews.
  • Storm sewer replacement project, scheduled for July and to be done in October: On Calvin, Janet, and Estess Avenues. Intermittent, temporary road closures are expected during the daytime. Cost is $263,000, to be paid by Lucas County Storm Utility District Fund.


The Ohio Department of Transportation projects planned in Sylvania Township include:

  • Intersection safety project on Central Avenue and Holland-Sylvania Road. Start date not set. Cost is estimated at $1.9 million. Construction includes building raised medians and right turn lanes on all four approaches of the intersection. Signals will be upgraded.
  • Safety project to improve signage, signals and pavement markings at the intersection of Reynolds Road and Central Avenue. Start date not set. Estimated cost is $186,000.


The City of Sylvania has planned six projects this summer.

  • Repaved roads. City officials are evaluating roads in need of repavement because of damage caused from the harsh winter. Four roads will be included, Harroun Road near Main Street is one. Total estimated cost is $69,000.
  • Monroe Street sewer work project, set for summer to fall period. Existing sewers will be relined between Silica Road and Becker Place. Estimated cost is $72,000, paid with city sewer funds.
  • Garden Park Road water main improvements, set for summer to fall period. Estimated cost is $35,000, paid for by city water funds.
  • Cadet Drive water main replacement project, between Acres and Dornell Drive, set for summer to fall period. Estimated cost is $180,000, paid by water funds. There may be short term road closures.
  • Arbor Way sanitary sewer project, begun in May and to end by August. Residents on Arbor Way between Silvertown Drive and Whiteford Road will be connected to the city’s sewer system. Cost of $225,995 will be assessed to the homeowners.
  • Construction of a roundabout at Brint and King roads is scheduled to begin June 17. The project cost is $548,000, with about $500,000 covered by state grants, about $30,000 by the city and almost $18,000 by the township. The intersection will be closed, with detours posted.

Contact Natalie Trusso Cafarello at: 419-206-0356, or, or on Twitter @natalietrusso. 

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