East Stroop Road Bridge Replacement Detour Map

East Stroop Road Bridge Replacement Vicinity Map


November 17,  2017 
Stroop Road, east of Woodman Drive, remains closed until the end of 2017.  The contractor is preparing the substructure for the forms to pour the concrete deck.  Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes around the construction zone. The designated detour for through traffic along Stroop Road is Woodman Drive and East Dorothy Lane. The City of Kettering and the Montgomery County Engineer appreciate your patience while this project is completed.
Stroop Rd. Bridge September 29, 2017
The City of Kettering and the Montgomery County Engineer are partnering to replace the deteriorating bridge on East Stroop Road over the Little Beaver Creek, between Robertann Drive and Pobst Drive.

The replacement of this bridge will require a complete impassable closure of the section of Stroop Road between Robertann Drive and Pobst Drive.  Stroop Road will be closed to through traffic in both directions between Woodman Drive and Glenheath/Braddock. The good news is that once the bridge is replaced Stroop Road will return to two lanes of traffic in each direction.

City and county officials are asking motorists to be alert for the start of construction and necessary traffic control measures.  The established detour will use Dorothy Lane and Woodman Drive and drivers who frequently use this section of Stroop Road are being asked to plan alternate routes.

Many popular destinations lie in the vicinity of the Stroop Road closure.  City officials assure that access to both Rosewood Arts Centre, Indian Riffle Park, the Kettering schools located on Glengarry Drive and the Kettering Recreation Complex will be maintained during the bridge replacement project.  Visitors to these locations should plan to use Dorothy Lane to reach Stroop Road east of the planned road closure. Motorists driving east on Stroop Road from Wilmington Pike or Woodman Drive will encounter the complete closure of the roadway and will not be able to access entryways to these destinations without using the recommended detour.

The main detour for through traffic along Stroop Road will be along Woodman Drive and East Dorothy Lane. This detour will be in place from the first day of construction this week through the end of the year.

The Kettering Police Department is aware of this project and will be monitoring neighborhoods surrounding the road closure and detour for traffic impact. We encourage anyone with traffic concerns as a result of this project to please contact the Police Department directly so that we can do our best to address any neighborhood impacts.

The City of Kettering and the Montgomery County Engineer appreciate your patience as this project is completed.  If you have any questions or concerns about the project, feel free to contact the Kettering City Manager’s Office at 296-2412.

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.
Project background:
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.

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