Superstreets are a growing trend as Ohio roadways expand

Posted By on September 28, 2010


So far I’m not convinced drivers are big fans of the new complex intersections being constructed on many of today roads and highways – referred to as Superstreets. The handful of completed projects that I’ve traveled on recently seem overly complex and tailored to create accidents. A couple of examples that come to mind would be the new intersection at Monroe Ohio’s I-75/Route 63 and new junction at Austin Pike and Route 741 near Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport (MGY) in Springboro. If you’ve driven on them, imagine navigating for the first time on a dark, rainy night with headlights glaring in every direction – and an out of date GPS to mix things up even more.


Today while in Fairfield Ohio the Route 4 Bypass was under full construction. The  clearing for all phase of the widening project have added significant width to the highway. When checking as to why so large, the comment I heard was that it was going to be a ‘Superstreet’ project requiring added width. Is it really going to make traffic better?

Try following the illustrations, maps and video clips on the City of Fairfield’s website, or just look at a video for one of the junctions below — Tylersville/Rt4 Bypass junction video.



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