The Auburn-Crile Connector Road Improvement Project began August 2015, which includes the extension of Capital Parkway from Auburn Road, crossing St. Rt. 44 and over to Crile Road. As part of this initial phase, St. Rt. 44 will be improved with a new intersection and traffic signalization, and Crile Road will be relocated to accommodate the road extension. A roundabout will also be constructed at Auburn Road and Capital Parkway. The first phase of construction will extend into the Spring of 2016. Upon completion of the first phase, the second phase of road work will begin with a new configuration of the intersection at Auburn and Crile Roads at St. Rt. 44. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the 2016 construction season.
Karvo Paving Company is the designated lead contractor for the project, and the Ohio Dept. of Transportation, District 12, is overseeing the project construction.