Alternate B - Selected for final design
g and intersection with CSAH 45 would be closed with a cul de sac built on the south end of 21st Avenue.
Both concepts eliminate the skewed intersection at the north end. Both concepts flatten curves and provide better thru traffic movement. Both concepts provide better connections to CSAH 45 with a flatter approach between the railroad tracks and CSAH 45. Both concepts would improve drainage and raise the road to minimize chance of flooding. Both concepts are identical on the north half with basically a two-lane road, 6-foot shoulders, and ditches.
- Removes the turning truck traffic from the main road, creating a safer corridor for thru regional traffic.
- The 21st Avenue portion can be built to lower speed standards, allowing for closer driveway spacing which will be able to better accommodate businesses.
- Less impacts to property around the S-curve. Less impacts to properties on south end.
- Eliminates a railroad crossing, improving railroad crossing safety.
- Has a lower cost to build than Alternate A
- 21st Avenue would no longer meet the requirements for a county highway system, so would need to be jurisdictionally transferred to Medford Township.
- The private road (81st Street) would have to be acquired by the county.
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