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.
Closure of Stroop Road will begin on September 14, 2017 and will remain closed through the end of the year.
The replacement of this bridge requires 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. A detour is posted using Dorothy Lane and Woodman Drive.
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.
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 be put 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. The bridge will be repaired this year.
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.