The Auburn-Crile Connector Road Improvement Project began August 2015, which included the extension of Capital Parkway from Auburn Road, crossing St. Rt. 44 and over to Crile Road. As a result, St. Rt. 44 has been improved with a new intersection and traffic signalization, and Crile Road has been relocated to accommodate the road extension. A roundabout has also been constructed at Auburn Road and Capital Parkway.
Karvo Paving Company was the designated lead contractor for the project, and the Ohio Dept. of Transportation, District 12, managed the project construction.