JACKSON TWP.: The Ohio Department of Transportation, Stark County Transportation Improvement District and Jackson Township will hold an open house next week to detail a proposed $5.5 million improvement project along Fulton Drive.

The plan involves widening the roadway from two lanes to four lanes between Foxboro Avenue and Brunnerdale Avenue; adding new turning lanes at the Foxchase Avenue, Fleetwood Avenue and Brunnerdale Avenue intersections; and reconstructing/relocating the Yost Street intersection.

The project involves acquiring property.

The meeting is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson High School, 7600 Fulton Road NW. No formal presentation will be made and people can come anytime to ask questions.

Representatives from ODOT, the Stark County Transportation Improvement District, M•E/IBI Group, Jackson Township and Environmental Design Group will attend to discuss the project, right-of-way acquisition process and environmental issues.

ODOT has no date scheduled to start the project because the state doesn’t have funding yet. But the state agency wants the plans and meetings set so it can move forward immediately when the money is available. “We like to get projects ready to go,” said ODOT spokesman Brent Kovacs.