FAIRBORN — The City of Fairborn Street Division will close Central Avenue at Main Street, the east corner of the intersection in front of the library, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15.
The division will replace the traffic light pole and rewire all signal heads at the location. The lane should reopen around 2 p.m. Friday.
The detour impacts northbound Central Avenue traffic only. Drivers will be rerouted east on Dayton Drive to west on Xenia Drive. No left turn from eastbound Main Street to northbound Central Avenue will be allowed. East and westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions at the intersection.
Power used for the traffic lights will be shut off at the intersection and portable stop signs will be in place to create a 4-way stop.
This traffic signal replacement is part of the Central Avenue Signal Interconnect project which will allow signals at five intersections along Central Avenue to “talk” to each other via wireless communications.
The project includes the interconnection and improvement of traffic signals from Dayton Drive to Broad St., including the Dayton Drive, Main St., Xenia Drive, Hebble Ave. and Broad St. intersections. Some of the upgrades will include new signal heads and battery back up units for those signals, new controller cabinets and video detection for traffic loops, instead of having loops in the pavement that can be damaged with repaving.
The total project cost estimate in $222,916. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) awarded this project a grant of $156,041 from their Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funds in March 2008.