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Published: Tuesday, 4/17/2012

City slates information sessions on street paving

Evening meetings set for sites in 6 districts

BLADE STAFF

The city of Toledo has scheduled public meetings in every council district to provide information to residents about this year's street construction and resurfacing program.

After several years of limited spending on residential streets, the administration of Mayor Mike Bell pledged $28 million for repairs in 2012. The additional spending means Toledoans can expect to see more road reconstruction projects in the city, which could lead to the closing of some streets.

The meetings -- set for 6 to 8 p.m. each night -- will take the form of small group discussions about the city's process for rating street conditions and selecting streets for repairs, the work that goes into repairing streets, and information about potential traffic detours around the city because of construction projects. Residents also will have an opportunity to ask questions.

The city has selected the streets it plans to repair this year, but residents will be able to offer input on the 2013 street construction and resurfacing program. Mayor Bell has said he plans to allocate $31 million more to street repairs next year.

Details of the meetings follow:

April 17 -- District 5 at Christ Presbyterian Church, 4225 Sylvania Ave.

April 26 -- District 1 at Sullivan Center, Gesu Catholic Church, 2049 Parkside Blvd.

May 1 -- District 3 at East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave.

May 2 -- District 4 at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church, 640 Indiana Ave.

May 3 -- District 2 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 N. Reynolds Rd.

May 29 -- District 6 at West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave.



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