Aicholtz Road Connector

Project Scope:

The Aicholtz Road Connector will reestablish 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 will ease congestion and reduce conflict points for turning traffic. Aicholtz will also be widened; there will be two travel lanes west of I-275 to Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, where the alignment will also be improved, and three lanes from I-275 to Eastgate Boulevard.

A new sidewalk on the south side of the street will support pedestrian activity throughout this corridor, and also improve connectivity to the Ivy Pointe area.

PHASE 1 of this project from Eastgate Boulevard to I-275 began in the summer of 2016, and will be completed in 2017.

PHASE 2 of this project 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

Major work on Aicholtz Road continues on schedule to reestablish this important east-west artery. There are no active road closures in this area, however, Old SR 74 access to SR 32 remains closed permanently.