ODOT: Big plans for construction season

Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio Department of Transportation launched a $2.4 billion investment in transportation construction today.

It’s all a part of Governor John Kasich’s jobs and transportation plan, which is in its third year, to advance some of the state’s largest projects.

ODOT’s 2015 construction season includes 990 projects, 50 more than last year.

“New interchanges and wider roads are the focus of this year’s construction season” said ODOT director Jerry Wray.

Highlights impacting traffic include in Montgomery County include:

1. County Road 46, bridge structure replacement. Beginning in April, estimated completion date October 15th. Traffic will be detoured.

2.U.S. Route 35 bridge replacement, beginning in May, estimated completion date in September. Includes a detour and 16 day closure.

3. A major brigde and superstructure replacement on I-75 and U.S. Route 35, will include a road closure

4.The I-75 modernization project in downtown Dayton is set to be completed earlier than expected sometime in 2016 instead of 2017

Others not impacted traffic flow in Montgomery County:

1. State route 725: Milling of existing roadway and resurfacing around Alexanderville Road beginning in May and lasting about a month

2. U.S. Route 35, Abby Avenue to James H. McGee Blvd. median replacement and rumble strips installment, estimated completion date May 31st

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