Funding for a road improvement project for the intersection of Route 4 and Michael Lane/Camelot Drive has been awarded to the City by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).
The Fairfield project was selected by ODOT through its Highway Safety Improvement Program.* This is a competitive grant program in which applications were received from ODOT Districts and local governments across Ohio. Total costs for this project are estimated at nearly $1.6 million with safety funding providing 90%.
The City’s goal is to improve the alignment of Michael Lane and Camelot Drive to reduce future accidents and help with congestion. Preliminary engineering will begin later this year with detailed engineering and right of way acquisition to follow. Construction is anticipated to take place in 2022-2023.
Nearly 45,000 vehicles per day pass through this intersection on Route 4. It is adjacent to Jungle Jim’s International Market and provides access to the new Planet Fitness constructed last year.
*The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.