Will Shoreline Drive get paved in 2013?
Sandusky officials have set aside money for some street projects — but Shoreline Drive, or a main downtown artery connecting entertainment venues to the business district, is not on that list.
Among the improvements scheduled to occur sometime between now and 2015 include:
• Constructing the west-end overpass near Tiffin Avenue and Venice Road. The $11.4 million project is funded primarily through state funds.
• Bolstering the tunnel structure at the Camp Street underpass at $1.4 million
• Resurfacing Curran Street at $50,000.
• Resurfacing First Street from Cedar Point Drive to Meigs Street at $953,000.
• Improving signals and traffic layout on West Perkins Avenue from Camp to 52nd streets.
City manager Nicole Ard also recently unveiled a list of several other streets she wants to resurface, but would need to borrow $3.1 million the city doesn't have. Once again, however, Shoreline Drive did not appear on that list.
In other related news, the barricades on Shoreline Drive on the Keller Building's north side are still up. First placed there more than a year ago to alert people of the building's feeble structure, there's no timetable to remove those road blocks detouring traffic down another street.