“Completing this section of road will complete the left turn lane, which will provide better traffic flows. At this time, traffic gets bottle necked at County Road 25A and Kessler-Cowlesville Road when someone is turning left,” said Tim Eggleston, city manager in Tipp City. “Adding this dimension will help. If you try to turn at 5 p.m., forget it.”
The estimated project cost was listed by ODOT at approximately $2.5 million including design and right of way acquisition costs. Money for the project would come from the federal Surface Transportation program and the Ohio Public Works Commission along with local funds. The most recent local cost was listed at $120,000. The project award is expected in November 2020.
The Troy project would be a continuation of a project on Ohio 41. Previous work was done west of the interstate between Troy Town Drive and the signal at the entrance to Meijer/Lowes. Dorset Road is located east of the interstate and Mary Bill Drive to the west. The project would interconnect traffic signals and allow more remote monitoring and advanced detection of vehicles.
The changes “will give the drive a more continuous movement during high volume times and allow staff to modify signal timing,” said Jill Rhoades, Troy’s city engineer. “The goal is to assist traffic to have continuous movement along the corridor by interconnecting … proximity signals, which reduces delay and idle time.”
ODOT listed the estimated project construction cost at $342,000. It would be to paid with Surface Transportation program federal dollars ($236,000) and local funding ($106,000), Rhoades said. The project contract is scheduled for award in spring 2021.
Comments on the projects will be accepted until Dec. 28. Comments can be submitted to Tricia Bishop at 937-497-6721 or Tricia.Bishop@dot.ohio.gov.