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
The replacement of the Stroop Road bridge east of Woodman Drive will require a complete closure between Robertann Drive and Pobst Drive. The construction is anticipated to start the week of September 11, 2017 and be complete in 2017. The detour will use Dorothy Lane and Woodman Drive. Please begin to plan your alternate routes.
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 crews on Shroyer Road have completed the final surface of asphalt and pavement striping between Stroop Road and Dorothy Lane. This completes the majority of the work in Kettering.
Work in the Oakwood section of Shroyer continues and includes the following. The contractor has closed all of Shroyer from Dorothy Lane in Kettering to Gainsborough Road in Dayton. The closure is be required to perform the milling of the existing asphalt and paving the roadway. The milling work is expected to be complete on Saturday, October 7. Starting on October 7, the contractor will begin placing the new asphalt on the roadway and then place the pavement markings. This process is expected to take until Friday, October 13. Rain could delay the process. A detour route is in place during the closure.
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.
Construction to replace a gas main along Wilmington Pike is nearly complete. The contractor is restoring damaged areas of grass and pavement. One lane may be closed during this work.
Construction of a sidewalk on the west side of Wilmington Pike is progressing between Marshall Road and Stroop Road. One of two southbound lanes will remain open to traffic. Southbound 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.