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Bancroft and Cheltenham intersection to close for sewer project

The intersection of Bancroft Street and Cheltenham Road is scheduled to close Tuesday, Sept. 5, as crews continue installing a new sewer line.

This closure is expected to last through Wednesday, Sept. 20, and will affect both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

While the Cheltenham Road crosswalk closed Aug. 29, pedestrians can still cross Bancroft Street until next week.

“This is a high-traffic area where campus community members walk daily. Detour signs will be installed to direct pedestrians to the intersection of University Hills Boulevard and North Towerview Boulevard, where signals will allow them to safely cross Bancroft Street,” Doug Collins, director of grounds and transportation, said.

The speed limit in the work zone on Bancroft Street was lowered from 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour this week, Collins added.

“We ask everyone to be patient, drive slowly, be aware of pedestrians, and for those on foot to be extra cautious as well,” he said.

After this portion of the work is complete, lane restrictions will continue to move westbound to Meadowwood Drive until the sewer line project is finished. Traffic will be maintained in both directions during this time.

“We will keep the campus community informed as we receive updates from the city of Toledo on this project,” Collins said.

To avoid congestion, students, employees and visitors to Main Campus are encouraged to use the west entrance off Secor Road or the south entrance off Dorr Street.

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