LUC-Monroe/Silica Intersection Improvements Project

Monroe & Silica Intersection, Sylvania, Ohio.

Monroe & Silica Intersection Improvements Project

In 2017 the City of Sylvania commissioned a traffic study to review countermeasures to alleviate congestion and increase capacity at the intersection of Monroe Street and Silica Drive.  The project consultant, Tetra Tech, obtained traffic counts, updated traffic modeling projections, and generated several geometric layouts for further study.  The list of alternatives that best achieved project goals was refined down to two intersection improvement alternatives, a traffic signal widening project with added turning lanes, or a multi-lane roundabout. 

In the summer of 2017 the City submitted an application for funding assistance in the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program managed by the Toledo Area Metropolitan Council of Governments (TMACOG) for this project.  The anticipated cost of the intersection improvement project was $3,652,186 and the City requested $2,373,500 in financial assistance.  In January 2018 the City was notified that our funding request was approved, with construction scheduled for 2023.

The City is ready to start design work on the project and our first project goal is to solicit community input on both alternatives.  The City will be conducting an open house public meeting on Monday, November 18th, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Northview High School in the school cafeteria (5403 Silica Drive).  Representatives from the City and consultant design team will be available to provide information, display exhibits, answer questions, and discuss the project.  There will be no formal presentation. Interested members of the community can view project exhibits at the public meeting or on this web page.  Public comment can be provided on the fillable PDF form on this web page or can be submitted at the meeting.  Completed hard copies of the public comment form can be mailed to the City of Sylvania Department of Public Service, 6730 Monroe Street, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.

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