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U.S. 23 at Monroe Street Interchange Modification, Sylvania

Roadway Major Rehab

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  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion

Reconstruction and reconfiguration of the State Route 51 interchange over U.S. 23 in the city of Sylvania, Lucas County. Necessary work includes bridge replacements, ramp reconstruction, secondary street upgrades, and resurfacing.


View the project feasibility study here.

Monroe Street Open House Exhibit

U.S. 23 Open House Exhibit

Environmental Open House Exhibit

Aesthetics Open House Exhibit


An open house meeting was held on Tuesday, May 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the public to attend and ask questions. There was no formal presentation. The meeting was held in the Sylvania Northview High School Cafeteria located at 5403 Silica Dr., Sylvania, Ohio, 43560.

Letter for Open House

Re: Public Meeting for U.S. 23 and Monroe Street (State Route 51) Interchange

LUC-23-11.75, ODOT Project ID105889

Dear Neighbor:

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) would like to invite you to an upcoming public meeting regarding a proposed project to modify the U.S. 23 and Monroe Steet interchange in the city of Sylvania, Lucas County.


May 9, 2023
5:30-7:30 p.m. – Open house


Sylvania Northview High School Cafeteria
5403 Silica Dr, Sylvania, OH 43560

As this is an open house style meeting, you’re welcome to stop by whenever is convenient for you between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to learn more about the project, chat with project team members, ask questions, and submit your feedback.

The purpose of this project is to improve traffic operations and enhance safety for both motorized and non-motorized traffic at the interchange and throughout the Monroe Street corridor. The project is tentatively scheduled to be constructed during the 2025 construction season and is currently estimated at $28,248,000. Additional notices will be provided prior to construction. 

Public input is an important part of the project development process and provides valuable feedback that helps guide decision-making through all phases of development. A map with the proposed project limits is attached.

The project includes widening and reconstructing Monroe Street between Harroun Road and Acres Road; and  raising, widening, and replacing the deck of the Monroe Street bridge over U.S. 23. The northbound entrance and exit ramps will be realigned to intersect Monroe Street at Alexis Road creating a single, four-legged intersection. The southbound entrance ramp will be realigned to improve safety.

Two new bridges will be built to carry the southbound entrance and northbound exit ramps over the Ottawa River.

Environmental impacts are anticipated due to this project. Likely impacts include stream, river, and wetland impacts which will require waterway permitting. A small amount of suitable wooded bat habitat is also expected to be impacted by the project; however, any necessary tree removal will occur between October 1 and March 31 to protect these species during their summer roosting period. Permanent right-of-way and temporary right-of-way (for construction) is anticipated to be needed for the project.

To facilitate construction activities, the Harroun Community Park River Trail that runs beneath U.S. 23 is likely to be impacted. Coordination with the city of Sylvania Parks and Forestry Department is ongoing, and measures will be taken to minimize impacts to the park and trail during construction. The Harroun Community Park River Trail is a recognized recreational property and is provided protection from adverse impacts associated with federal-aid transportation projects.  Due to the impacts to the trail during construction, ODOT and the city of Sylvania are seeking public input regarding the proposed impacts.

During construction, Monroe Street will be closed between Glasgow Road and Acres Road. Exhibits of anticipated detours/maintenance of traffic will be available to view at the public meeting and online following the meeting (see link on the reverse). 

To ensure the proposed project is viable and successful, we are asking all those interested to attend and participate in this public meeting. We want your comments regarding the social, environmental, and economic impacts of this proposed project.  Additionally, we would appreciate any information you may have on the existence of cultural resources (archaeological, historic, architectural), ecological resources (streams, wetlands, etc.), or hazardous materials (dump sites, underground and above ground storage tanks, etc.) within the project area. 

All materials presented during the public meeting will be available on the project website immediately following the meeting. Included with this letter is a comment form that can be mailed back to ODOT. Comments may also be submitted via email, phone, or mail to my contact information below. If you are unable to attend the public meeting, your comments and concerns are still important to us.  We ask that all comments be submitted no later than June 9, 2023, by one of the following methods:

Julie Fahy, project manager
ODOT District 2
317 East Poe Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Julie.Fahy@dot.ohio.gov; 419-373-4441

Individuals who require interpretation services or a reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact me at 419-373-4441, no later than April 24, 2023. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Si desea que los materiales para esta reunión son traducidos a español, contacte a Julie Fahy tan pronto que sea posible a Julie.Fahy@dot.ohio.gov o por teléfono a 419-373-4441.

We sincerely appreciate your involvement!

Map of Project Area

Click to view a PDF version of this map. 


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Public comments regarding our projects are always welcome!

This section is for frequently asked questions and project-related questions. You may notice that some projects require one or more formal comment period(s) with deadlines for comments to be considered during certain phase(s) of the project development process. Typically called the “public comment period," this is when ODOT asks the public for input before an important decision needs to be made, such as choosing a preferred alternative. You may notice these periods generally occur immediately following a public meeting.

All comments received, regardless of when or how they are submitted, will be reviewed and considered and/or responded to by the ODOT project team. Comments received through this forum will, when appropriate, be publicly posted along with ODOT’s response; Such comments will be moderated to remove personal information prior to posting.

Please let us know if you have questions, and thank you for your interest and input on the project! 

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