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The Ohio Department of Transportation has just announced the complete replacement of the Central Avenue bridge over the Ottawa River located immediately west of the Epworth United Methodist Church campus.  We are told that construction is to begin on this 5-month long project around March 1 and be completed by the end of July.  All Central Avenue’s east & west bound lanes will be completely closed for the duration of the project.  This project will not only affect access to Epworth by members but may also be an inconvenience for the entire Toledo community as Central Avenue (State Route 120) is a major east-west traffic thoroughfare. 

To avoid this major construction project, the Epworth Campus can best be reached from the eastern side of the Ottawa River bridge by using Corey Road via I-475, Talmadge Road or Secor Road.  ODOT will install signage for detours and alternate routes. 

As soon as we have a precise start date, we will send a further update.  We appreciate your understanding and support during this process as we help as many people as possible continue to access the mission and ministry of our Church.