The City of Findlay has installed four-way stop signs at the intersection of McManness/Osborn avenues and East Main Cross Street because of visibility concerns associated with the nearby bridge over the Blanchard River.
The city announced the change Monday on the mayors Facebook page, saying the signs were installed for increased safety.
According to the Facebook post, the change was necessary after the reconstruction of the bridge by Hancock County was complete. Initially, we were told the visibility issues would be addressed, however that was not the case.
The Osborn Avenue bridge was replaced last year with a 252-foot structure at a cost of more than $2 million. All but about $100,000 was paid for with state funds. The project, which closed the street for several months, was expected to provide sight improvements for motorists at the bridge approaches.
The contractor, H.G. Zachrich Construction, Defiance, performed additional work on the decks smoothness this spring.