Wauseon Police may ticket drivers who drive through a local work zone without a good reason.
Effective Tuesday, any vehicle observed going through the construction zone on Linfoot Street will be stopped, and the drivers not headed for a home or employer located within the construction zone subjected to a possible traffic citation.
Police Chief Keith Torbet said he has received citizens’ complaints that people are incorrectly using Linfoot Street as a thruway.
“If you live down there, or if you have business down there, travel on it. If not, we will be giving you a friendly reminder to find an alternate means of travel,” Torbet said.
Drivers are advised to look for alternate routes while this street is under construction.
The police department will try to supply information on its website and Facebook page concerning how to better access businesses in that area, he said. Because the construction situation changes daily, it’s difficult to place signs there.