The Ohio Department of Transportation looking to improve state Route 170 from south of E. Middletown Rd. north to E. Calla Rd. in New Middletown and Springfield Township beginning in 2023.

The proposed project will include milling and resurfacing of the road from the village's southern corporation limit to the south of E. Middletown Rd. and full-depth pavement reconstruction on the northern section from E. Middletown Rd. to the north of E. Calla Rd. The projected work will also include upgrading the drainage system and implementing access management. 

Right-of-way acquisition for this approximately $6.8 million project will begin in early 2021 with construction beginning in the spring of 2023. Construction is expected to last 2 years.

Phase 1 of the work will begin in spring 2023, and completion of Phase 4 by the summer of 2024.

All construction, lane restrictions/closures, intersection closures, and detour information will be posted along the affected routes and on the ODOT District 4 webpage, 4, prior to the start of project construction.