Construction project closes busy I-675 ramp

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) — Traffic on Grange Hall Road just got a little bit more difficult because the ramp to Northbound I-675 is now closed.

Barrels line the interstate as ODOT kicks off more construction.

According to ODOT, more than 130,000 drivers travel that stretch of 675 every day, including people like Bill Howard who lives in Fairborn and takes 675 to get to the mall area.

“We like to come out to the Beavercreek area a lot,” admitted Howard. He said the closure will add an extra hassle to his drive.

“Closing of ramps it does create a problem because you do really have to think about your route and how you have to change things,” stated Howard.

As of Wednesday, the ramp from Grange Hall Road to Northbound 675 is shut down while crews repair the pavement. Crews will be paving ramps to State Route 844 and North Fairfield Road.

ODOT said it’s all part of a $16.2 million dollar project to resurface 5.5 miles of I-675 in Greene County. The work began in May and will take about two years to complete. Now, drivers like Bill will have to find other ways to get around.

Traffic will be detoured for the next 30 days using Pentagon Park Boulevard to North Fairfield Road.  Despite, all the closures, drivers like Bill will just have to manage.

“If you get tired of driving on 675 and the construction you get creative in your routes,” said Howard.

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