Dayton VA to temporarily close gate, RTA eliminates 2 bus stops near medical center

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 11:41 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 11:41 AM

Dayton VA Medical Center, Campus and National Cemetery cover more than 350 acres

An entrance to the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center will close Wednesday for construction.

In cooperation with the city of Dayton, the Gettysburg Avenue gate will close temporarily so it can be realigned with the U.S. 35 off-ramp, according to a press release from the VA. The changes are expected to improve traffic flow and safety near the entrance.

While the gate is closed, traffic lights will be moved and lines will be repainted, among other work. Work is expected to continue through the fall.

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During the closure, visitors can use the Liscum Avenue gates and the entrances for the Dayton National Cemetery should not be used to regularly enter and exit the main campus, according to the VA.

The construction has prompted the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority to close its bus stops outside the Gettysburg gate. Though four bus stops were impacted by construction, only two will return once it is finished, according to the RTA.

Stops on Gettysburg at the ramp to U.S. 35 and on Gettysburg at Kenesaw Avenue will be closed permanently because of “low ridership,” according to the RTA.

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