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Biking in downtown Dayton is about to get easier

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 1:47 PM


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The city of Dayton plans six projects this year that will add bike lanes, ramps and connectors to help close some troublesome gaps in the downtown’s network of bike paths.

Not one of the projects will add more than about 0.4 miles of new bike lanes. But they will bridge existing bike lanes and paths that require some creative or tricky maneuvering to travel between right now.

One gap is about 0.2 miles long and separates the Jefferson Street bike lane from one on Warren Street. Warren Street turns into the Brown Street business corridor as it extends south.

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Right now, cyclists headed to the University of Dayton from downtown or vice versa must ride beneath the U.S. overpass, usually as a constant stream of cars fly by, moving in all directions.

Closing that gap is expected to increase the number of people who bike between the UD campus area and downtown, since it will be safer and easier to navigate.

Here’s a summary of Dayton’s planned projects for 2018 and the projects finished last year.

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Projects planned for 2018:

Wayne Avenue and East Fourth Street bike lanes: The project will install bike lanes along Wayne Avenue from East Fourth Street to East Fifth Street, as well as on East Fourth Street from St. Clair Street to Wayne Avenue. Length: 0.4 miles

Jefferson Street bike lanes: The project will construct a northbound bike lane along Jefferson Street from Buckeye Street (south of U.S. 35) to Patterson Boulevard. It also will create a southbound bike lane along Patterson Boulevard , East Sixth Street and Jefferson Street from East Fifth Street to Buckeye Street. Length: 0.3 Miles

Monument Avenue bike lane: The project will construct a westbound bike lane along Monument Avenue from Jefferson Street to Wilkinson Street. A southbound bike lane will be built along St. Clair Street from Monument Avenue to the alley north of East First Street. Length: 0.4 miles.

West Riverview Avenue bike ramp: Project will build a bike ramp from West Riverview Avenue at Forest Avenue to the Great Miami River Trail. Length: 0.1 miles.

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Northcutt Place bikeway connector: Project will construct a bike path from Frederick Pike at Northcutt Place to the Stillwater Trail. Length: 0.1 miles.

Valley Street bikeway phase 1A: The project will build a bike path connector from Mad River bike trail north to Valley Street. The bike path will connect the existing trail with the bike lanes on Valley Street. Length: 0.2 miles.

Projects completed in 2017:

Valley Street Bikeway phase 1: The project constructed bike lanes on Valley Street from Herman Avenue to Rita Street, bike shared lane markings on Rita Street from Valley Street to Stanley Avenue and then a side path along Stanley Avenue from Rita Street to Troy Street. The project was completed in May 2017 at cost of $416,461. Length: 1.3 miles.

Keowee Street bikeway: The project installed bike lanes along East Helena Street from North Bend Boulevard to North Keowee Street and constructed a side path along North Keowee Street from East Helena Street to Webster Street. Project was completed in April 2017 at a cost of $175,490. Length: 0.8 miles.

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Coroner called to crash, car fire in Trotwood

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 2:04 AM

SCENE: Coroner responds to fiery crash in Trotwood

The Montgomery County Coroner has been requested to a fiery crash in Trotwood.

The crash was reported around 1:20 a.m. in the 5200 block of Little Richmond Road. Initial reports indicated one person was trapped in the car after the car crashed and caught fire.

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Man fights, pepper sprays Dayton police officer prompting ‘signal 99’ call

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 1:47 AM

A man got into a physical altercation with at least one Dayton police officer and pepper sprayed the official, prompting a ‘Signal 99’ officer assistance call early Friday morning. 

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The incident was dispatched as a fight in the 100 block of N. Wright Avenue around 1:15 a.m., per initial reports.

Officials from several jurisdictions in Montgomery County responded to the call. 

The man, who was reportedly injured as a result of the ordeal, was transported to Grandview Medical Center.

Officials say the individual was also resisting arrest.

No word on his condition.

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Vehicle crashes into Dayton apartment building, driver flees, officials say

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 1:05 AM

SCENE: Vehicle slams into Dayton apartment, driver flees

A vehicle crashed into an apartment building on Jewelstone Drive and the driver fled the scene early Friday morning, officials said.

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The incident was dispatched as crash in the 3000 block of the Brownstone Apartments just after midnight, per initial reports.

There were no reported injuries to anyone inside the apartment, according to authorities. 

The vehicle that fled is reportedly a green SUV. 

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 1:29 AM

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic.

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • In the 5200 block of Little Richmond Road in Trotwood, vehicle fire with reports of entrapment around 1:10 a.m.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
  • Airport Access Road South between US 40 and I-70, Lane closure May 8 - 31. One southbound lane will remain open.
  • Diamond Mill Road between Upper Lewisburg-Salem Road and Pleasant Plain Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 30 - May 20. The official detour is: Upper Lewisburg Salem Road to Wellbaum Road to Brookville Salem Road
  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE, March 12 - Sept. 30. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west. 
  • I-75 between SR 48 and Needmore Road, Nightly lane closures April 29 - July 31 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Will become double lane closures at 10 p.m. 
  • SR 4 between Infirmary Road and Frytown Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - June 3. The official detour is: SR 725 to I-75 to SR 4
  • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closure April 2, 2018 - April 1, 2019. One lane will remain open in each direction.

GREENE COUNTY

  • State Route 235 between Dayton Yellow Springs and Enon Roads, ROAD CLOSURE for six months. The official detour is U.S. 68, West Hyde, and West Enon Roads.
  • Trebein Road from U.S. 35, Lane restrictions April 16 - August, 2018 for construction of a right turn lane. One lane will remain maintained at all times with flagging operations. 

WARREN COUNTY

MIAMI COUNTY

  • N. Market Street between Foss Way/Kirk Lane and Stonyridge Avenue, ROAD CLOSURE March 5 at 7 a.m. - Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. 
  • SR 721 between Sugar Grove Road and Deeter Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 7 - 28. The official detour is SR 721 to SR 718 to SR 48 to US 36 to SR 721
  • US 36 westbound between Scott Drive and Kienle Drive, Lane closure March 26 - June 30. One westbound lane will remain open. 
  • US 36 between Scott Drive and Aerovent Drive, Lane closure April 26 - August 31. 

DARKE COUNTY

  • SR 705 between Groff Road and US 127, ROAD CLOSURE May 14 - 28. The official detour is: US 127 to SR 119 to SR 118
  • US 36/US 127 between Hogpath Road and Horatio- Harris Creek Road, Daily lane closures April 30 - August 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sweitzer Street/West Fourth Street between Pine Street and Sycamore Street, ROAD CLOSURE May 21 - 31. The official detour is: Pine Street to Washington Avenue to Broadway 

MERCER COUNTY

  • SR 117 between US 127 and SR 116, Daily lane closures April 23 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • SR 49 between Menchhofer Road and SR 219, ROAD CLOSURE April 16 - 30. The official detour is: SR 29 to SR 118 to SR 219
  • SR 49 between SR 119 and St. Joes Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE May 7 - 25. The official detour is: SR 119 to SR 118 to SR 219
  • SR 29 between Wabash Road and Burrville Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE May 24 - June 13. The official detour is SR 49 to SR 219 to SR 118.

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 
  • SR 274 between Shroyer Road and Island Avenue, Lane closure April 9 - June 9. One lane will remain open in each direction. 

CLARK COUNTY

  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE March 15 - Aug. 15. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north
  • Spangler Road south between Restoration Drive and I-70, Traffic pattern switch March 26 - August 15. Southbound Spangler Road traffic going to I-675 south and I-70 east will be moved to northbound side of I-675. Traffic will then be redirected to the southbound side of I-675 after passing over I-70. 

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  • Upper Valley Pike between State Route 296 and Lippincott Road, ROAD CLOSURE, starting April 16 for approximately four weeks.

LOGAN COUNTY

  • SR 274 between Morris Rose Road and SR 235, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. 5 p.m. 
  • SR 235 between SR 720 and SR 117, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • SR 68 between SR 508 and Gunn Town Road, Daily lane closures April 23 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

  • SR 501 between Infirmary Road and National Road, daily lane closures April 30 - June 1 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • US 33 between SR 29 and I-75, Daily lane closures March 26 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction. 

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