Mar 5, 2013

What's being done to improve West Perkins Avenue visibility?

I have a problem seeing the center line on West Perkins Avenue during the day, which makes it much worse at night when it's raining. I was wondering if this problem could be solved. Sue on Strouse Lane

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.

 

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Comments

rickross2

It seems they are ruining the schools there, that should help out. O, and that new township building should help out alot. And if all else fails, that new football stadium will make the lines easier to see.

The Hamburglar

Or just get drunk, the Perkins cops will give you a ride home.

rickross2

As long as they dont shoot my dog afterwards

The Hamburglar

Of course not. They'll let you sleep with their wives though.

rickross2

Now thats a fair trade!!!!!!! I imagine most of their wives are dogs. Ha!

The Hamburglar

Have you been in Cabana Jacks or the Pump lately? I'm not surprised.

rickross2

No I haven't, I have a little class. Very little, but still some class!

The Hamburglar

You must drink at the Old Dutch.

rickross2

lol....Its actually the closest bar to my house and I've never stepped foot into the place. If I did, it would be to see the eagles.(The bird, not the band.) I stay outta Sandusky bars as much as possible. I'll migrate to Clyde or Fretroit to enjoy a beverage

The Hamburglar

I like Club Rog too.

rickross2

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Hoss McGee

There's girls in there that will do a lot more for a dollar.

The Hamburglar

I'm from Perkins. I only carry 5's.

rickross2

You'll have to break those at the door. Those girls wont know what a 5 is.

phroggy

This is the most intelligent reading I've come across in some time. Thanks for the chuckle, folks!!

Hoss McGee

$5.00 you can take them home for a week. The Tea House home of the Saggy's is where it's at though

Imataloss

It's a shame that people keep bringing the schools in to any fight about Perkins. It's also a shame that the Register cannot fact check editorials (i.e. today's editorial by Mr. Roshong). It's the false information and inflammatory statements that steer people from the truth.

senioritis

So, what does the Perkins Local Schools district have to do with this?

rickross2

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Profane, obscene, sexual or derogatory language.

The Answer Person

You might want to contact Parshauer Eye Center if you are having night vision problems Sue.