The Aicholtz Road Connector has reestablished a vital link in the Eastgate area’s roadway network by reopening a portion of Aicholtz Road that was disconnected when I-275 was originally built. When improvements on I-275 at SR 32 were made in 2015, the underpass was reconstructed to allow local improvements on Aicholtz to take place.
A new center turn lane is helping to ease congestion and reduce conflict points for turning traffic. Aicholtz has also been widened; there are two travel lanes west of I-275 to Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, where the alignment was improved, and three lanes from I-275 to Eastgate Boulevard.
A new sidewalk on the south side of the street supports pedestrian activity throughout this corridor, and has also improved connectivity to the Ivy Pointe area.
PHASE 1 of this project from Eastgate Boulevard to I-275 began in the summer of 2016, and was completed in 2017.
PHASE 2 of this project from I-275 to Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road was completed in 2017.