What's being done to improve West Perkins Avenue visibility?
Local officials are aware of the situation and are tentatively planning on fixing it.
Erie County project engineer Matt Rogers provided the following answer via email
The corporation line for the city of Sandusky follows the centerline of Perkins Avenue from Milan Road wet to where the curve is by the YMCA. Erie County and the city of Sandusky both share Perkins Avenue — the north half (or westbound lanes) is the city's and the south half (or eastbound lanes) is the county's. The centerline would basically be shared 50-50 between both entities.
We've been monitoring the pavement markings on this portion of Perkins Avenue for the last couple of years. They were originally placed in 2003, and their expected life is seven to 10 years, based on the type of material that was used. We've been expecting the time to replace them has been approaching.
We are preliminarily planning on including the re-making of the centerline in the county's 2013 county-wide pavement marking program. This project typically goes to bid in May with pavement marking work being completed in the late summer or early fall. The cost to remark the centerline though this program would be around $700. In our early conversations, city staff have indicated they would be agreeable to splitting the cost with the county.