In 2018 the City of Sandusky filed a grant application with the Ohio Department of Transportation for financial assistance through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) for the Healthy Hayes Safety Improvements Project. The grant application contained several safety-related improvements that were recommended from a Safety Study that ODOT completed in August of 2017 along the Hayes Avenue corridor. The city did receive the grant which will cover 90% of the following proposed improvements along Hayes Avenue.

This project consists of installing pedestrian facility improvements along State Route 4 (Hayes Avenue).  The improvements include installing rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) at Johnson Street and a midblock crossing at Firelands South, school zone flashers at Sandusky High School, traffic signal modifications at West Osborne Street and Tyler Street, signal replacements at Pierce Street and Columbus Avenue and installing high visibility crosswalk markings.  The improvements also include curb ramp updates where necessary and restriping between Pierce Street and west Osborne Street.

Construction is anticipated to start in April of 2023 and be completed in the March of 2024.

site map Hayes Avenue

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT. 

Written comment concerning the proposed project may be mailed to Jane Cullen, City of Sandusky Assistant City Engineer, 240 Columbus Avenue., Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or by e-mail at  Any comments must be received by Thursday, February 25, 2021.