FAIRBORN — Although snow fell on April 1, road construction season is still creeping up. Fairborn motorists will see a number of improvements, both large and small, to local roadways.
2018 street program
A number of Fairborn streets are scheduled for upgrades this year as part of its 2018 Street Program. Fairborn City Engineer Don O’Connor highlighted that Fairborn roadways scheduled for the program are “standard” and should wrap up quickly.
A timeline for the projects will be established at a later date. However, O’Connor said they will ideally be completed while school is out for the summer months.
Impacted streets include Graceland Drive, Harvard Avenue, Huston Drive, Market Circuit, Rainbow Circuit, Reese Drive, Talbot Circuit, Trebein Road (from Candlelite Lane to the North Corp limit), Vanderlyn Circuit, Westport Drive, Exchange Circuit, Bluegrass Drive, Chapel Drive, Coronado Drive, Horizon Drive, Merribrook Circuit, Redbud Drive, Ridgewood Drive, Rockhill Place, Sharon Drive and Tennesee Street.
Repair types range from a one-and-a-half-inch mill and fill, as well as a two-inch overlay in addition to a two-inch MJ overlay.
Graceland Drive, Harvard Avenue, Huston Drive, Market Circuit, Rainbow Circuit, Reese Drive, Talbot Circuit, Trebein Road (from Candlelite Lane to the North Corp limit), Vanderlyn Circuit and Westport Drive are scheduled for one-and-a-half-inch mill and fill. For these roadways, the city will go to work grinding off the top one-and-a-half-inch of asphalt, followed by paving a new one-and-a-half-inch of normal surface asphalt in one lift.
Bluegrass Drive, Chapel Drive, Coronado Drive, Horizon Drive, Merribrook Circuit, Redbud Drive, Ridgewood Drive, Rockhill Place, Sharon Drive will undergo a two-inch overlay. The city will grind off the top two-inches of aspault on these roadways as well as the two-inch concrete base. It will be followed by the city performing concrete repairs and paving two-inches of new aspault in one lift.
Tennesee Street, from Oak Street down to Vine Street, will experience a two-inch overlay. The city will pave two new inches of asphalt on top of the existing surface of the roadway.
Larger road projects
Dayton Drive is scheduled to wrap up construction in the coming months. Items that remain include digging out one last section of the Maple Avenue and Dayton Drive intersection and paving the asphalt surface. O’Connor highlighted that the project should be a quick finish and that traffic will remain open as the project wraps up.
Meanwhile, Central Avenue from Slip Lane to Broad Street will undergo a resurfacing treatment. The schedule will be established for the project in the coming weeks. O’Connor said Central Avenue has not received treatment since 1999. As part of the construction project, the striping at the Central Avenue and Broad Street intersection will be changed.
As it stands now, two lanes on Central Avenue direct vehicles to go forward. When the project is completed, the northbound left turn lane will be moved over to improve sight distance.
Finally, the improvements slated to take place along Dayton-Yellow Springs Road and the Interstate-675 interchange is slated to begin Friday, June 1. O’Connor said the project should be completed by the end of October.
The project includes adding a right turn lane to the southbound exit ramp; adding a right turn lane to the northbound exit ramp; adding raised sidewalks over I-675 from Fairborn High School to the bridge over Beaver Creek; adding fencing along the north side of the bridge; making signal adjustments; adding improved signage and replacing weak areas of the pavement near the ramps on Dayton-Yellow Springs Road to make a smoother ride down the roadway.
Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.