Construction is under way. This project consists of adding a center turn lane and multi-user trail between Derr Road and Red Coach Drive. Also, a new traffic signal will be installed at Red Coach Drive and Villa Road. In addition, the pavement from Red Coach Drive to Urbana Road will be shaved and paved. Contractor is currently working on the south half of the roadway, which includes widening the existing pavement between Derr Rd and Red Coach Dr. Local traffic is being maintained west bound only, through the duration of the project. Anticipated completion date is October 27th, 2017. R.B. Jergens Contractors, Inc. is the contractor on this project. Please be aware that construction traffic will be entering and exiting the work zone.
Funded by ODOT and OPWC.
Construction along Villa Road will begin on March 20th. This project consists of widening the roadway to add a center left turn lane and the installation of a multi-user trail between Derr Road and Red Coach Drive. A new traffic signal will be installed at Red Coach Drive and Villa Road. In addition, the pavement from Red Coach Drive to Urbana Road will be shaved and paved and the curbing replaced. This project is necessary to improve the safety along the corridor and improve the vehicle delay which in turn reduces emissions. Phase 1 construction consists of constructing the pavement widening, curbing and the bike trail along the south side of the roadway. There will also be some minor storm sewer and waterline work in this phase. Access will be maintained at all times to properties along the project. One lane of traffic will be maintained westbound from Red Coach Drive to Derr Road. Local traffic only will be maintained in both directions from Urbana Road to Red Coach Drive during Phase 1. A detour will be placed at Urbana Road for through traffic to continue southbound on Urbana Road to Home Road; continue east on Home Road to Derr Road and north on Derr Road to Villa Road. Once Phase 1 is complete, traffic will be moved to the new portion of the roadway and the northern portion will be widened between Red Coach and Derr Road. The curbing between Red Coach and Urbana Road will be replaced and the roadway will be shaved and paved in this area. Traffic will be one way westbound from Derr Road to Urbana Road during Phase 2 construction.
Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport is accepting reservations for the new hangars currently under construction. Call the Airport Manager, Don Smith, at (937) 325-6108 for information. The application can be found here.
Winans Chocolates and Coffees opened their doors this week at 32 N. Fountain Avenue. Hours are:
New businesses have opened on Bechtle Avenue recently. The latest are IHOP and Dick’s Sporting Goods. IHOP is located near Hobby Lobby and the Dollar Tree. Dick’s Sporting Goods is located in Bechtle Crossing with Kohl’s, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Marshall’s.