Aicholtz Road Connector

Project Scope:

This project will reestablish a vital link in the Eastgate area’s roadway network by providing a new I-275 underpass. Aicholtz Road will be widened from two lanes to three, with a center turn lane to help ease congestion and reduce conflict points for turning traffic, and the alignment will be improved on the west end of the road. A sidewalk will also be built on the south side of the street.

Phase I – work from Eastgate Boulevard to I-275 – will be completed in 2016.

Phase II – from I-275 to Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road – will be completed in 2017.

Start of Construction:

June 2016

Community Benefit:

The Aicholtz Connector will help reduce congestion on SR 32 and improve access and mobility for local residents and businesses. For traffic traveling east-west from the Eastgate area to Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, the Aicholtz Connector will provide an alternative route to SR 32. Significant safety enhancements will also be made with the addition of a center turn lane and roadway alignment improvements.

Estimated Completion Date:

Fall 2017

Estimated Construction Cost:

$6.25 million

Project Documents:

Aicholtz map

Project Status

We’re under construction! Phase I of this project has begun. In preparation for this work, some tree clearing was completed in this area. Crews are currently working on the installation of the new water main; we expect this work on the east side of I-275 to continue for several weeks.

We won't see actual road reconstruction work until we start heading into fall - work that should take us through the end of the year.

We'll keep you updated as significant milestones are reached on this project.

There are no traffic impacts at this time – no road closures or detours related to this work.