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Oakwood considers Shroyer Road lane reductions

Published: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 10:33 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 10:33 AM

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The city is considering changes to a one mile stretch of Shroyer to improve safety following a pedestrian strike involving a child and a petition from concerned residents.

Oakwood hired Columbus-based CMT Engineers to conduct a study of the road that runs through the city, according to city manager Norbert Klopsch.

The section of road is part of a larger Shroyer Road resurfacing project planned 2017 or 2018 by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, Klopsch said.

“If the city of Oakwood decides to make this significant change, now would be the time to do it, obviously, rather than do this resurfacing project and then a couple years later, consider some major change,” Klopsch said.

The study, still underway, looks at the five year accident history and number of vehicles traveling the roadway between Dellwood Ave. in Oakwood and Dorothy Lane in Kettering.

It found there were 180 crashes in five years on the 1.1 mile stretch of road, Klopsch said. Forty-eight of the crashes resulted in injuries.

The study, which cost $22,000, recommends the city reduce the number of lanes from two in each direction to one with a raised median and left turn lanes at every intersection, Klopsch said.

The plan would also include a bicycle lane on each side of the road.

“It’s a traffic calming measure to hopefully reduce speeds on the roadway while not restricting or constricting the amount of cars or traffic that can flow through at any given time,” said the city’s director of public safety Alexander Bebris.

The city estimates the cost of the changes would be $485,000, more than half funded with federal dollars, Klopsch said.

Colleen Kelsey, a mother of three who lives on Shroyer started the online petition after her son’s classmate was hit by a car while crossing the road.

“There’s a huge dip which is hard to monitor and cars just speed in this dip, so it’s a really dangerous stretch of road,” said Kelsey.

Kelsey said the proposed reduction of lanes is a good start.

“We’re a walking community. All the kids walk to school,” she said. “…we really want to see after this, a progression of adding crosswalks and possibly even a stoplight and plenty of signs for pedestrian safety.”

City council will decide within the next two months whether to move forward with the proposed changes, Klopsch said.

The city will hold two public meetings to explain the findings and allow citizens to express their opinions. The meetings will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23 and Thursday, March 3. Both meetings start at 7 p.m. and will be held in the city council chambers at the city building, 30 Park Ave., Oakwood.

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Rain returns this week, flooding a concern

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

Warmer temperatures and more rain is expected this week in the Dayton area.

Clouds will give way to more sunshine this afternoon. It should be a nice looking day with highs in the middle 40s.

  • Rain returns tomorrow
  • More rain mid-week
  • Flooding possible the next few days

TONIGHT: Clouds return this evening and overnight tonight with rain arriving towards daybreak Monday. Temperatures overnight will be steady in the lower 40s.

MONDAY: Rain returns, and it could be heavy at times. While the chance for storms is not all that high, it can’t be ruled out. Highs will be in the lower to middle 60s.

TUESDAY: More dry time is expected, but storms will be possible later in the evening. Highs will be near 70 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs near 60 degrees.

THURSDAY: The chance for rain continues mainly south. Highs will be in the middle 40s. 

FRIDAY: The chance for rain returns again Friday. Highs will be in the middle 50s.

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Injury crash reported I-75 northbound in Dayton

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:18 PM

Crews have responded to an injury crash on Interstate 75 northbound near West Second Street.

The far left lane was shut down around 11:50 a.m. Sunday.

Traffic has slowed in the remaining lanes.

We are on the scene working to learn more.

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OVI crash overnight knocks over AT&T pole, closes part of road

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

Wires Down Old Springfield Road

Old Springfield Road at Stillwater River is closed due to an OVI accident overnight. 

>>Eliminations and changes to RTA routes go into effect

The road between State Route 48 and Kley is closed after a vehicle hit an AT&T utility pole Sunday around 2 a.m., according to Butler Township Police.

According to police, AT&T is now at the scene. 

It’s not known if there were any injuries. 

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One person injured following serious crash on I-75 South in Monroe

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:34 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 7:04 AM


UPDATE @ 6:58 a.m.:

One person suffered injuries after a crash on I-75 that involved an SUV and semi-tractor trailer in Monroe Saturday.

According to Ohio State Patrol, the person was transported by EMS to West Chester Medical Center with unknown injuries. 

UPDATE @8:20 p.m.:

All lanes have reopened on southbound Interstate 75 in Monroe and the crash has been cleared.

A video sent to this newsroom showed a red SUV with heavy damage to the front.

Officials said injuries were reported, but the extent of injuries is unknown.

>> 3-car crash reported on northbound I-675


A crash on southbound I-75 in Monroe has slowed traffic.

The crash, involving a semi-tractor trailer and a SUV, was reported after 7 p.m. about a mile south of Ohio 63. Initial reports indicate several lanes are closed.

Injuries have been reported, but the extent of injuries is unknown at this time.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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