BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – A construction project in the Miami Valley is aiming to make one stretch of road safer.
Construction crews are shutting down the northbound lane of N. Fairfield Road between Jonathon Dr. and Shakertown Rd.
The $1.9 million project is funded completely by grants received from the state. According to Beavercreek Mayor Brian Jarvis, no taxpayer dollars were used for the construction project.
The road currently has two lanes, but that will soon change as crews are working to add a middle turn lane. A walking path near the road has already been completed.
Mayor Jarvis says they were able to shave off nearly 3 months of road closures by doing a portion of the work while keeping N. Fairfield open.
“It’s inconvenient and we understand that. But at the end of the day when it’s all done, it will be so much better for traffic that residents will appreciate what we’ve done,” he said.
While the northbound lanes are closed, the following detours will be in place:
To US 35: head west on Shakertown, north on Grange Hall Road, west on Dayton-Xenia to US-35.
To I-675: head south on N. Fairfield, west on Indian Ripple to I-675.