Stroop Road Bridge

Status Update

September 14,2017: 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.

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 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.

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.  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.

August 11, 2017:  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 in the coming weeks and be completed by the end of 2017.  The detour will use Dorothy Lane and Woodman Drive.  Please begin to plan your alternate routes.

July 28, 2017:  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 in the coming weeks and be completed in 2017.  The detour will use Dorothy Lane and Woodman Drive. Please begin to plan your alternate routes.

July 21, 2017:  Construction to relocate a water main on the north side of Stroop Road is complete.  One lane in each direction remains open to traffic.  Consider an alternate route during peak traffic hours.

July 13, 2017:  Construction to relocate a water main on the north side of Stroop Road is nearly complete.  One lane in each direction will be open to traffic, but shifts should be expected.  Consider an alternate route during peak traffic hours.

July 5, 2017:  Construction to relocate a water main on the north side of Stroop Road is planned to continue through July 7. One lane in each direction will be open to traffic, but shifts should be expected.  Consider an alternate route during peak traffic hours.

June 23, 2017:  Construction to relocate a water main on the north side of Stroop Road is planned to continue through June 30. One lane in each direction will be open to traffic, but shifts should be expected.  Consider an alternate route during peak traffic hours.

Project Description:

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.

 

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