The Schantz Avenue Bridge over South Dixie Highway will undergo a complete replacement with construction beginning in April 2019. Additionally, the retaining wall along South Dixie Drive will be repaired and sealed. The project is expected to take 7 to 8 months.
Schantz Avenue will be closed at the bridge. Access to South Dixie Highway will be detoured using South Patterson Boulevard, Crauder Avenue, and Sacramento Avenue. Two-way traffic on South Dixie Drive will be maintained, though, reduced from two lanes to one lane in each direction. Northbound traffic will not able to turn left at Mayo Avenue, Carrollton Avenue, Prosser Avenue, nor Calvary Drive. Signs will be posted on Schantz Avenue and South Dixie Highway in advance of construction to notify the traveling public. Drivers are encourage to use alternative routes during peak traffic hours to avoid possible delays.
Rather than reconstructing another unremarkable concrete bridge structure with utilitarian chain-link fence, we collaborated with our CitySites Public Art Program to seek an artist who designed a one-of-a-kind public art installation. The art will integrate seamlessly in to the new bridge and will create a signature entry feature for the City reflecting the artistry of the trolley cars which once traveled the Dixie corridor and the designs on the historic cash registers showcased at nearby Carillon Park.
We appreciate your patience as Kettering invests in its transportation infrastructure.