Businesses feel impact of Stroop Road construction

Businesses feel effects of nearby construction. (WDTN)

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – In Kettering, construction along Stroop Road, between Marshall Road and Wilmington Pike, is causing headaches for more than drivers.

A harsh winter has left several roads in the neighborhood badly damage.

But with Spring in full swing, officials are taking advantage and fixing those roads.

Businesses, however, are also seeing the disadvantages, as customers struggle to drive through the construction.

“You never know, we have a good name we’ve been here for 30 years so. They started last Friday, which already had a couple of accidents out here,” said Rinaldo DiSalvo, owner of DiSalvo’s Deli.

A business next door to DiSalvo’s heard the loud boom of the two cars crashing.

A Platinum Exteriors and Installation employee said the layout of the one-way lanes is dangerous for drivers and their customers.

“Oh, I think the safety is awful. I mean, the first day, they were still setting up the cones there was an accident. And it’s really confusing. I mean, when you’re coming down the road and you see all these cones, you don’t really know which lane you’re suppose to get in. And, it’s confusing and brings a safety issue,” said Jessica Burba.

But despite the hassle of the one-lane roads, Roberto DiSalvo said not fixing the potholes will only lead to more incidents.

“You know, us, as business owners, just have to have patience with them and hopefully our customers will too and try to work around everything,” said the owner of Mamma DiSalvo’s Italian Ristorante.

The Kettering Engineering Department expects the Stroop Road construction to be completed within the next two weeks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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