Avon mayor hopes roundabout cures Mills Road traffic troubles

AVON, OH (WOIO) - The intersection at State Route 83 and Mills Road has tested the patience of many, but the city of Avon is asking for a little more patience as they work to improve the intersection.

"I am seventh generation on the farm," said Adam Fitch.

Fitch hopes a little road construction won't spoil their season.

"We're hoping that doesn't slow down. We have a ton of good stuff to sell and everything is ripe, ready to go right now," Fitch said.

Crews broke ground on the construction project Monday and are moving as quickly as possible to transform the four-way stop with lights to a round-about.

"There was definitely an issue, don't know if a roundabout is the best way to go about it," Fitch said.

Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen says at times, traffic would back 1 mile to 1 1/2 miles. He said something needed to be done.

This will be a joint project between Avon and North Ridgeville. With grants included, the $1.2 million project should only cost each city about $250,000.

While that's a great deal for each city, Fitch's Farm Market may take a hit.

"It's not the easiest thing when trying to run a family business and pay the bills," Fitch said.

Fitch wants everyone to know they are still open, and if you are stuck in the construction traffic, you can always stop in.

"Pull on in, get your fresh vegetables, see us," he said.

The road construction project is expected to wrap up Nov. 1. Unfortunately, that's the same time the vegetable season is over.

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