Vandalia offers tips about Air Show traffic

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 10:48 AM


            The Navy Blue Angels set to headline at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. Expect traffic delays around the Dayton International Airport. CONTRIBUTED.
The Navy Blue Angels set to headline at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. Expect traffic delays around the Dayton International Airport. CONTRIBUTED.

Thousands of people come each year to the Vectren Dayton Air Show, but the city of Vandalia is offering tips to minimize traffic delays in the area.

The Vandalia Police Department will have an all-hands-on-deck mentality this Air Show weekend, according to Communications Manager Rich Hopkins.

The police department will be in the control of traffic flow that comes in and out of the Air Show at the Dayton International Airport.

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“Make sure your passes are visible,” Vandalia Lt. Dan Swafford said, “either in your windshield or rear-view mirror.”

There will be multiple side streets that will be closed off periodically between National Road and the Air Show entrance to minimize traffic issues. Inverness Avenue will be closed the whole duration of the Air Show to through traffic.

The officers are instructed to divert the traffic to Interstate 75 to keep the residential and commercial streets open for normal traffic flow.

The traffic will get dicey at a few points in the day, officials said. There’s just no way to avoid backups when thousands of vehicles descend on the same stretch of roadway at the same time, according to the police department.

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The city advises travelers to leave early, give plenty of time for their travels and make sure to follow the signs and instructions advised by the police officers.

The city does advise that all normal businesses will be open, just expect heavy delays with the traffic on Northwoods Boulevard and Dixie Drive.

For information on road closures, contact Lt. Swafford at (937) 415-2262.

Vandalia streets to consider avoiding during the the Vectren Dayton Air Show:

1. National Road

2. Inverness Avenue

3. Northwoods Boulevard

4. Dixie Drive

Source: City of Vandalia.

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