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Published: Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 11:10 AM
Traffic pattern changes impacting Wright-Patterson Air Force Base commuters and Fairborn residents will become permanent under a plan proposed by the city engineer, according to city documents.
The plan is part of the city’s ongoing effort to curb traffic on Greene Street, Ohio Street and South Street where they intersect with Broad Street, near WPAFB Gate 1A.
In January, the city implemented temporary “right-out only” traffic control on the three neighborhood streets onto Broad Street.
“The traffic control change has been well received by the residents of Greene, Ohio, and South and the volume of traffic on these streets has decreased significantly,” reads a memo from the engineer to city manager. “The decision has been made to make the change permanent with new curbs, extended medians and new storm drainage facilities.”
The new infrastructure is scheduled for inclusion in the 2018 capital improvement plan. Temporary barricades will remain in place until then.
Additionally, the Fairborn Police Department has requested “No Right Turn” signs be erected on northbound Broad Street at the three streets to aid with enforcement efforts, according to the email.
Council will consider legislation Monday to make the turn prohibition enforceable.
Traffic problems on the three streets grew since the 2012 re-route of Ohio 444 off WPAFB Area A onto Kauffman Avenue, South Central Avenue, West Dayton Drive and Broad Street, as base commuters used the neighborhood roads to access Gate 1A.
At its peak in 2015, Ohio Street saw an average of 2,000 vehicles per day — far more than the anticipated 800-900 daily vehicles a street of that size should handle, city officials said.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 AM
MONTGOMERY COUNTY — A man involved in a fatal October, 2017 crash has been indicted on multiple charges.
Riverside police said David Olsen was indicted on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular assault, OVI and improper handling of a firearm. The charges are in connection to a fatal crash on Oct. 14, 2017 on Route 4.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
— As a Flood Watch remains in effect for the southern Miami Valley counties through Sunday morning, creeks, streams and fields will likely flood, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
“Creeks and streams, if not already, will likely be out of their banks through the weekend,” she said. “Fields will also be flooded with the heavy rains that arrive Friday and Saturday.”
There’s a lag between the heavy rain and water levels rising, which is why we won’t see creeks, streams and rivers recede until the end of the weekend and start to the new week.
>> RELATED: Flooding: Know your risks
The Great Miami River is expected to crest, or hit its highest levels, this weekend.
In Troy, the Great Miami River is expected to crest at 13.6 feet Sunday, and in Dayton, the river is expected to crest, also Sunday, at 32.3 feet. And in Middletown, the Great Miami River is expected to crest at 12.4 feet Sunday.
The Stillwater River in Englewood is expected to crest Monday at 33.6 feet.
>>RELATED: WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar
When the river does crest, here are the areas that will see flooding impacts, according to the National Weather Service.
ENGLEWOOD (Stillwater River)
DAYTON (Great Miami River)
SIDNEY (Great Miami River)
MIDDLETOWN (Great Miami River)
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:29 AM
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Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:11 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:32 AM
HUBER HEIGHTS — Executive Boulevard lanes in Huber Heights reopened after being closed for several hours following a gas leak Thursday morning.
Crews continued to make repairs to the leaking gas line that evacuated fifteen business along the road around 11 a.m., according to Huber Heights Fire Chief Mark Ashworth.
Ashworth said a construction crew working in the area struck a 6-inch gas main directly under Executive, which caused the gas to leak from underground.
Executive is one of the city’s most commercial areas and Ashworth said the leak would impact the businesses in the area.
Utility companies, including DP&L and Vectren, worked on scene to isolate their utilities as well.