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Central Avenue bridge replacement

Bridge Preservation

Project Status

  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion

About the project

The project will replace the Central Avenue bridge over the Ottawa River in Toledo, near Wildwood Preserve Metropark. 

View project documents under "Related Resources" along the right column of the page.

Online public meeting (Wednesday, May 6) information posted below.


The meeting will explain the overall bridge project, present the proposed new bridge design and aesthetics, and share the proposed detour route during construction expected in 2024. Please review the handout and exhibits available below. A presentation will be available for you to watch at your convenience. The ODOT team will be available live to answer questions and take comments Wednesday, May 6 from 4-6pm*.


Options to interact with the project team available just during the meeting* include: 

  • Online - https://publicinput.com/M074
    • The presentation will be added here soon! 
  • Text - U360 to 855-925-2801
    • Submit comments and questions
  • Voicemail - call 855-925-2801 code: 8191
    • Leave a voicemail question or comment
  • Phone - call 419-373-4319
    • Talk live to project staff


Project Resources:

Printable Comment Form



Project Meeting Handout

Invite Letter

Please send completed comment forms via email, mail (instructions in attachment) or submit by visiting the project website.



*After the meeting comments and questions can be submitted by the below methods until June 5, 2020.

  • Online 
  • Mail
    • Print the comment form, fill it out, and send to:
      Stacy Schimmoeller
      317 East Poe Road
      Bowling Green, OH 43402
  • Email
    • Stacy.Schimmoeller@dot.ohio.gov
  • Call 
    • ​419-373-4319 - Stacy Schimmoeller

View Project's Public Comments ()

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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