County Line Road Improvements
Status Update: Final paving is now complete.
Contractor: R.B. Jergens
The City of Kettering is making improvements to County Line Road from the intersection of Dorothy Lane to the intersection of Vale Drive.
Development in the County Line Road surrounding area has created a demand for additional lanes to accommodate traffic. Over the next 20 years, this corridor is expected to see a further increase to the average daily traffic flow.
The City of Kettering recently purchased 300 undeveloped acres within the Miami Valley Research Park, with an intended goal to develop approximately 160 acres of shovel-ready vacant ground. The City will continue to aggressively market Miami Valley Research Park for new jobs and new development.
Community Tissue Services, located within the Park, will open their $50 million, 110,000 square foot expansion to their facility in the third quarter of 2021. This expansion is expected to create approximately 150 new jobs. In addition, Life Connection of Ohio has started construction of their new $12 million, 30,000 square foot headquarters building in the Research Park. Construction should be completed in 2021 or early 2022. This project will bring close to 100 jobs to Kettering by the end of 2022.
The following improvements are proposed as part of the County Line project:
- Widen the roadway to five lanes, with two through lanes in each direction and a center left turn lane.
- Replace the sidewalks on the west side of the corridor with a new 10’ multi use trail which connects to the existing trail to the north.
- A new 5’ sidewalk along the east side of the road.
- A new 5’ tree lawn between the roadway and the multi-use trail..
- Reconstruct the traffic signal at Tonawanda Trail.
- Complete needed work on a tributary of the Little Beaver Creek.
- Relocate the existing street light system along the County Line project corridor.
The anticipated investment in County Line Road is more than $4 million. Federal funds will cover approximately 60% of the project. The remaining cost will be the responsibility of the cities of Kettering and Beavercreek and will be split 50/50%.
The project is expected to begin in Spring of 2021. We anticipate that construction will take approximately 18 months and if the project remains as scheduled work will be complete by Fall of 2022.
Please review the July 18, 2019 County Line Project Presentation.