KETTERING — UPDATE @ 3:19 p.m. (Jan. 4):
The Stroop Road bridge has reopened in Kettering, officials said.
"I think a lot of people are happy," Rick Hauser from Kettering said Thursday afternoon in response to the bridge opening.
Like several other commuters, Hauser has had to use different shortcuts and detours to get home, especially since he lives on Stroop Road.
"It's hampered me a little bit -- in a way it's been nice because there hasn't been a bunch of traffic," Hauser said. "We live on Stroop (Road) so it's sort of nice but we're glad it's opened up because we sure use it a lot."
UPDATE @ 8:59 a.m. (Jan. 3):
The Montgomery County Engineer’s Office said the opening of the Stroop Road bridge has been delayed until at least Thursday as workers wait for the delivery of some final materials to complete the bridge work.
The engineer’s office is aiming to reopen the bridge Thursday afternoon, officials announced.
UPDATE @ 3:44 p.m. (Dec. 29):
Weather conditions and delivery of some materials to complete the bridge project has delayed the opening from Friday to Jan. 3, according to the Montgomery County Engineer’s Office.
The Stroop Road bridge over the Little Beaver Creek just east of Woodman Drive is scheduled to reopen Friday by the end of the day after the bridge there was replaced, according to the Montgomery County Engineer’s Office.
The engineer’s office said the planned Friday reopening is weather dependent as there is some finishing work that must be completed, a spokesperson said.
Montgomery County officials estimated the bridge replacement cost at $1.4 million.
Stroop Road has been closed since September from Woodman Drive, near Routsong Funeral Home, to the Glenheath/Braddock intersection a half-mile east, just shy of Indian Riffle Park.