Paving on Dupont Road begins today; traffic lanes affected

Beginning Friday, July 12, road crews will begin work on the final paving of Dupont Road between Lima and Coldwater roads.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with occasional closures as equipment shifts from one side to the other. Additionally, traffic signals at several intersections will be set to a red flash to be treated as a stop sign for all vehicles. Additional stop signs will be placed at Radbourne Drive, LaCabreah Lane and Dupont Crossings. Motorists will experience delays and are encouraged to avoid the area and use alternate east and west roads such as Carroll and Wallen roads.

Improvements on Dupont are comprehensive, with improvements for safety improvements for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. The project expands the road to two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane where needed, a sidewalk and trail where they didn’t exist before, new lighting, landscaping, and new water and stormwater pipes. The new pedestrian/bicycle crossing, under the road, connects the Pufferbelly Trail from Salomon Farm Park to the existing trail north of Dupont Road.

Completion of the paving is expected by next Wednesday, weather permitting, and the entire project is set for completion this fall.

Up to 25,000 vehicles use this stretch of Dupont Road each day.