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Douglas Road

Wow, PHH really wants votes. The day that the Blade printed a reader's letter asking why Douglas Road between Laskey and Alexis has never been repaved, the pothole patrol was out and filling in the holes that afternoon. Sorry Paula, fixing the holes doesn't get my vote. Maybe if you would have repaved Douglas instead of Alexis between Detroit and I-75 you would have gotten my vote. Let Fiat Chrysler vote for you since that's who you repaved Alexis for.

created by ThePhysician on Nov 04, 2017 at 03:32:11 pm     Comments: 16

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Alexis Road is a state route and was repaved by the state. Did you really believe Toledo could that nice of a job, with all the new sidewalks and all?

posted by OldTimer on Nov 04, 2017 at 05:04:29 pm     #   2 people liked this

Douglas needs to be torn down to dirt and redone by people who know what the hell they are doing (and held accountable for the job).

That road has constantly fallen apart since I was going to UT 25 years ago and took it to get to campus almost every day. Sometimes gets "fixed", but it seems like it falls into disrepair faster than a lot of other heavily travelled routes.

posted by oldhometown on Nov 04, 2017 at 11:17:26 pm     #   1 person liked this

oldhometown posted at 11:17:26 PM on Nov 04, 2017:

Douglas needs to be torn down to dirt and redone by people who know what the hell they are doing (and held accountable for the job).

That road has constantly fallen apart since I was going to UT 25 years ago and took it to get to campus almost every day. Sometimes gets "fixed", but it seems like it falls into disrepair faster than a lot of other heavily travelled routes.

It's smooth as a baby's rear between Dorr and Laskey. They redid a lot of it over the last couple years. Including the horrible stretch between Kenwood and Monroe that a lot of people lost tires to. If you recall, there was a portion of the road with concrete segments, and those were crumbled around the edges creating huge cavities when the cold patch popped out.

It sounds like Laskey to Alexis remains to be done.

I still think Detroit Ave between Copland and the Trail is worse, IMO.

posted by justread on Nov 05, 2017 at 04:37:18 am     #  

Between Copland and the Trail is a Canadian logging camp road. The last three mayors have all been rank amateurs at operational efficiency with the last one having a built-in self exoneration since "hey I didn't ask for this job it was thrown at me." Well that day has come and gone. Respondsibilty for our roadways lies with the old hands on city council. The couple of them who think they are deans of it, shook off any culpability for allowing the streets to crumble, fingering the strong mayor as the cause when in fact we really have not had one since '09. It was their job to provide consistent leadership and functioning expertise. They failed.

posted by Mariner on Nov 05, 2017 at 08:18:11 am     #  

Between Copland and the Trail is a Canadian logging camp road. The last three mayors have all been rank amateurs at operational efficiency with the last one having a built-in self exoneration since "hey I didn't ask for this job it was thrown at me." Well that day has come and gone. Respondsibilty for our roadways lies with the old hands on city council. The couple of them who think they are deans of it, shook off any culpability for allowing the streets to crumble, fingering the strong mayor as the cause when in fact we really have not had one since '09. It was their job to provide consistent leadership and functioning expertise. They failed.

posted by Mariner on Nov 05, 2017 at 08:18:12 am     #  

Mariner posted at 08:18:11 AM on Nov 05, 2017:

Between Copland and the Trail is a Canadian logging camp road. The last three mayors have all been rank amateurs at operational efficiency with the last one having a built-in self exoneration since "hey I didn't ask for this job it was thrown at me." Well that day has come and gone. Respondsibilty for our roadways lies with the old hands on city council. The couple of them who think they are deans of it, shook off any culpability for allowing the streets to crumble, fingering the strong mayor as the cause when in fact we really have not had one since '09. It was their job to provide consistent leadership and functioning expertise. They failed.

The Lindsey Webb parks plan with the found money includes placing logs around one of the parks. Maybe they're using Canadian lumber for the work.

They've again decided to govern against the will of the people. The extra city parks levy failed several years ago, but they've decided anyway to waste 3M for parks instead of repairing roads. That levy was supposed to be 3M per year.

posted by 6th_Floor on Nov 05, 2017 at 11:00:20 am     #   2 people liked this

Having lived out here for quite some time , Detroit Ave. from Byrne to the Trail has had 3 traffic barrels in the northbound lanes for at least 3 years. The city replaced our concrete street maybe 10 years ago , everything was fine till they demolished the old Beverly School and hauled it down our nice concrete street while there is a 6000# loaded load limit. And while we’re at it , how about that traffic light and turn lane going in to Parkway Plaza from the Trail.....WTF?

posted by marving on Nov 05, 2017 at 11:43:09 pm     #  

marving posted at 11:43:09 PM on Nov 05, 2017:

Having lived out here for quite some time , Detroit Ave. from Byrne to the Trail has had 3 traffic barrels in the northbound lanes for at least 3 years. The city replaced our concrete street maybe 10 years ago , everything was fine till they demolished the old Beverly School and hauled it down our nice concrete street while there is a 6000# loaded load limit. And while we’re at it , how about that traffic light and turn lane going in to Parkway Plaza from the Trail.....WTF?

A lady I work with is convinced by her "Maumee friends" that the light was installed because Whole Foods is locating in Parkway Plaza.
I had a good laugh - especially when I discovered she wasn't even aware of the currently on hold WF 365 Secor Rd. location.

posted by Foodie on Nov 06, 2017 at 03:12:25 am     #  

Rami Eidi bought Parkway Plaza, which is why it got a significant facelift and a new access point to make it easier to get in and out.

posted by justread on Nov 06, 2017 at 05:35:24 am     #  

Ramy.

posted by justread on Nov 06, 2017 at 05:35:55 am     #  

At one time there was going to be a church in the old pharmacy at Parkway Plaza. That might have added to the decision to install a light as well.

posted by Molsonator on Nov 06, 2017 at 06:11:18 am     #  

Saints be praised. We always need more intrusion, impediments, and outright bullshit on our highways.

posted by Mariner on Nov 06, 2017 at 06:41:24 am     #  

Huh. Guess I'm insane - I like that light there, and the changes to the plaza that have been going on.

posted by endcycle on Nov 06, 2017 at 09:40:13 am     #  

endcycle posted at 09:40:13 AM on Nov 06, 2017:

Huh. Guess I'm insane - I like that light there, and the changes to the plaza that have been going on.

It also makes it possible for people in the neighborhood off of 7th street to walk across the trail and go to the plaza or points south like the ice cream place or Ft. Miamis. They were really locked in by foot or bike before.

posted by justread on Nov 06, 2017 at 10:52:56 am     #  

Fair to note here that a project to improve Detroit Ave. from Copland to the Trail is scheduled for 2019. Included in that project is a roundabout at the Detroit/Byrne/Devonshire intersection.

While there are always detractors regarding roundabout construction, I believe this will greatly improve that section of roadway which has been neglected for many years.

posted by ThePolishFalcon on Nov 06, 2017 at 11:12:23 am     #  

Mr. Falcon if I'm not mistaken this is 2017. For those who need to use that stretch of roadway they are permitted to pay their taxes for two years, drive on a cratered road for two years, and then have a roundabout placed at a T-boned intersection for their pleasure? We will take our pleasure watching the millions spent between Bancroft and Upton which has far more valuable residents.

posted by Mariner on Nov 06, 2017 at 11:20:32 am     #