Road Construction Updates
The City of Kettering Engineering Department will be very active in 2017 with construction projects throughout Kettering. Details on the major projects are provided below and will be updated weekly.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Engineering Department at 296-2436.
Stroop Road Bridge
December 7, 2017 Update:
Future concrete work includes the bridge parapet wall, as well as curb and sidewalk on each side of the bridge.
The replacement of the Stroop Road bridge east of Woodman Drive requires a complete closure between Robertann Drive and Pobst Drive. A detour is posted using Dorothy Lane and Woodman Drive. The bridge is scheduled to be open for traffic on December 31, 2017. Restoration work will continue through May 2018 as weather permits.
In 2016, the City of Kettering completed a repaving project on the portion of Stroop Road between Shroyer Road and Dorothy Lane. During the project, existing deterioration in the beams of the bridge on Stroop Road, approximately 1,600 feet east of Woodman Drive, was exposed and in several areas the milling further compromised the integrity of the bridge.
The Montgomery County Engineer owns the bridge, and has determined that temporary safety measures must remain in place until the bridge can be replaced. These measures include reducing traffic to one lane in each direction along Stroop Road, and a 15 ton maximum weight restriction for vehicles traveling over the bridge.
In the coming months please be alert for the start of construction and necessary traffic control measures. We do anticipate that this section of Stroop Road will be closed entirely for portions of the project. Please watch our website, monthly Starter e-newsletter and social media accounts for the most up to date information on the project timeline and traffic impacts.
The improvements on Shroyer Road in both the City of Kettering and City of Oakwood have been completed and opened up to all traffic.
The City of Kettering will complete a joint project with the City of Oakwood to upgrade Shroyer Road. The Kettering portion of the project is asphalt resurfacing from Stroop Road to the Kettering/Oakwood corporation line. The Oakwood portion of the project runs from the Kettering/Oakwood corporation line northbound to the Oakwood/Dayton corporation line, which is the entire 1.1 mile section of Shroyer Road in Oakwood. The Oakwood portion includes asphalt resurfacing and a roadway change involving the Road Diet design concept. The vehicle lanes on Shroyer Road will be reduced from four to three, only in the Oakwood section of the roadway. This is a federally funded project planned through the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
December 7, 2017 Update:
The planting of 89 street trees is complete. Street light work is nearly complete, and should be operational next week. This work may require intermittent closures of the southbound curb lane, leaving at least one southbound lane open for travel. Drivers may consider an alternate route during peak traffic hours.
The City of Kettering remains committed to acting as a catalyst for reinvestment in Wilmington Pike for both economic purposes and for the impact the corridor has on our residents as well.
2017 will be another year of major reinvestment in the Wilmington Pike corridor.
This summer the City will begin major streetscape improvements on the Wilmington Pike corridor between Stroop and Marshall Roads. Both sides of the street will have new streetlights installed and abundant street trees planted. On the west side of the corridor a brand new 8 foot multiuse path will be installed, offering a connection to existing regional bikeways and improved pedestrian access to businesses.