Year In Review: Construction Changes The Look Of Downtown Findlay

12/29/17 – 5:30 A.M.

We wrap up our look back at 2017 today, recapping the top stories of the year as suggested by our listeners. Our final story in the series was perhaps the most talked about in Findlay this year, the downtown construction project.

Construction work kicked off in June to make the downtown area more pedestrian-friendly. The plans called for mid-block crosswalks to allow people to cross in the middle of a block rather than at the intersection of two roads. Crews also installed curb bump-outs. The extra sidewalk area reduces the amount of street you have to cross to get to the other side.

The work meant that Main Street dropped to one lane in each direction for much of the year. That, in turn, led to traffic delays at times. The construction also meant events like Oktoberfest and the Halloween parade had to find new locations in 2017.

The construction came to an end at the end of November, opening up Main Street to two lanes in each direction once again.