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Road Widening and Bike/Shared-Use Expansions

Post Date:07/17/2019 2:00 PM

In 2020, the City of Findlay is planning multiple road widening and bike/shared-use expansions. These are currently proposed projects that were approved by Council in 2018. However, we are currently evaluating and receiving feedback on the proposed plans. Safety and traffic flow studies have been completed and approved by Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for Blanchard Street. As with all projects, safety, citizen convenience, and cost management are always our top priorities, and we appreciate any feedback you may have as we continue to evaluate these projects. We also plan to hold a public meeting in the coming weeks to walk through the project and receive further input.

East Main Cross: A shared-use expansion of the current Blanchard River Greenway Trail is proposed from the dead end at 1100 E. Main Cross St. to East Sawmill Road. From there, East Main Cross Street will be widened by 5 feet on both sides of the road between East Sawmill Road and the parking lot at the corner of Bright Road.

Lincoln Street: A shared-use path will replace the sidewalk on the north side of Lincoln Street from South Cory Street to Blanchard Street. (Please note, this road is not being turned into a one way road, except for short periods during the construction process.)

Blanchard Street: The northbound and southbound curb lanes from Sixth Street to Tiffin Avenue are proposed to be converted into 5-foot-wide bike lanes. Blanchard Street will then have one northbound lane, one southbound lane and a center turn lane. A Corridor and Safety Study was completed and approved by ODOT.

Hancock County Road 236: The City is working with ODOT to widen Hancock County 236 between Sandusky Street and Tiffin Avenue to allow for the addition of a center turn lane to address increased traffic flow on that roadway. Additionally, a 10-foot-wide, shared-use path will be installed on the east side of the road.

Comments may be made by email to or

The following is a proposed rendering for Blanchard Street:

1.Blanchard Street Corridor and Safety Study

3.Blanchard Street Corridor and Safety Study

4.Blanchard Street Corridor and Safety Study

5.Blanchard Street Corridor and Safety Study

6.Blanchard Street Corridor and Safety Study

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