Springfield seeks public comment on $3.9M Derr Road project

Residents will have chance to provide feedback, complete questionnaires related to proposal until Nov. 19.

The City of Springfield has uploaded an online presentation on its website and started the public comment period related to proposed improvements to Derr Road from Home Road to Villa Road.

Those improvements are slated to cost approxamilty $3.9 million and that money will come from the city as well as federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality funds provided through the Clark County Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee.

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Residents will be able to provide feedback and complete questionnaires related to the proposed road project. The public comment period started on Monday and will last until Nov. 19.

The proposed project seeks to improve vehicle safety, pavement condition, and access to bicycle/pedestrian ways through the Derr Road corridor.

Construction for the project is slated to start in June 2023 and last until October 2023, according to information provided by the city.

The proposed roadway improvement project consists of a full-depth pavement replacement from Home Road to Villa Road, with an insertion of a two-way left turn lane.

In addition to that, adjustments will be made near Greystone Drive and the existing traffic signal at the Derr Road and Providence Avenue intersection will be removed.

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A 10-foot shared-use path will be constructed on the west side of Derr Road, missing sidewalk sections will be replaced on the east side of Derr Road, and curb ramps will be constructed from Home Road to Villa Road.

A marked pedestrian crossing with a raised concrete median and rectangular rapid flashing beacon signs will be constructed at Providence Avenue to provide safety measures for crossing Derr Road.

The online public presentation, as well as other project information and the comment form, can be accessed at structurepointpublic.com/derrroad.

Comments may be submitted by returning the comment form or by contacting City Engineer Leo Shanayda by phone, 937-525-5800, and by email at lshanayda@ springfieldohio.gov.

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