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Old 10-03-2008, 07:57 AM
 
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Being somewhat new to the area, I am curious how long the construction has been in place on I-75 and what the expected completion date is in the following areas:

North of Tylersville road for several miles

Around downtown Dayton area


Do these areas get extremely backed up during AM and PM 'rush' hours?
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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I am curious how long the construction has been in place on I-75
Forever.
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and what the expected completion date is
Not in your lifetime.

Sorry, I know that doesn't answer your question , but I couldn't resist! It seems like there is always construction on 75. Always. Once they're done with one stretch, they start up with another. And so on.

*sigh*

Anyway, try ODOT's website for better information than mine.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:10 AM
 
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The federal highway trust fund and the state ODOT fund are both either bankrupt or will be within a year. It doesn't look good, and in this climate, no one will raise the gas tax to stabilize the funds.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:30 AM
 
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I pretty sure that the current construction projects will never end. I know that if I want to get from Huber Heights to I-275/I-75 Interchange (A total distance of roughly 48 miles, 1 hour travel time if traffic cooperates) I will have to go through:

1. The Bradnt Pike/I-70 interchange construction, started 2004, completion never (seriously)
2. I-70/I-75 interchange, started 2003, completion originally 2008, now 2011
3. New Downtown road realignment, started 2008, completion 2013 (with more to follow)
4. Interstate widening, started 2008, dnk on completion
5. If they ever start the Austin Pike interchange, then who knows when that will be done.
6. Same goes for whatever they are planning to do to the Exit 47-West Carrolton interchange off of I-75

However, if I were you, I would grit my teeth and live with it, because believe it or not, these projects do create a lot of jobs, make driving safer, and create the government's ultimate torture device, rush hour traffic. Enjoy your travels!!!!!

Last edited by Daytonnatian; 10-03-2008 at 11:34 AM.. Reason: NOT COMPLETE
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: In the Buckeye State
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Ohiogirl81,

You hit the nail right on the head with that one! LOL. Not to mention 275 and its "issues".

My advice is to learn the backroads. Especially this time of year. The scenery is nicer and a more relaxing pace.

Good Luck.

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Forever.

Not in your lifetime.

Sorry, I know that doesn't answer your question , but I couldn't resist! It seems like there is always construction on 75. Always. Once they're done with one stretch, they start up with another. And so on.

*sigh*

Anyway, try ODOT's website for better information than mine.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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I pretty sure that the current construction projects will never end. I know that if I want to get from Huber Heights to I-275/I-75 Interchange (A total distance of roughly 48 miles, 1 hour travel time if traffic cooperates) I will have to go through:

1. The Brandt Pike/I-70 interchange construction, started 2004, completion never (seriously)
2. I-70/I-75 interchange, started 2003, completion originally 2008, now 2011
3. New Downtown road realignment, started 2008, completion 2013 (with more to follow)
4. Interstate widening, started 2008, dnk on completion
5. If they ever start the Austin Pike interchange, then who knows when that will be done.
6. Same goes for whatever they are planning to do to the Exit 47-West Carrolton interchange off of I-75

However, if I were you, I would grit my teeth and live with it, because believe it or not, these projects do create a lot of jobs, make driving safer, and create the government's ultimate torture device, rush hour traffic. Enjoy your travels!!!!!
Good post, Daytonnatian! I've got a couple of responses, though. The I-75/Brandt Pike is making progress, albeit v-e-r-y slowly. in fact, that whole stretch of I-70 betwen I-675 and I-70 is a WHOLE lot better nowadays. I don't miss those Jersey Barriers at ALL!

As much as it's a pain, the I-75/OH 4 "Malfunction Junction" redo is going well as long as drivers take their time thru there...

The Austin Pike interchange is a VERY stupid idea. It will add to the already-dangerous stretch of I-75 that goes from the bottom of the hill above Exit 44 (OH 725) down to Exit 38 (OH 73) Slow trucks, the abrupt lane-changing as drivers enter and exit from I-675's ramps and the shuffle as southbounders exiting onto I-675 as traffic from OH 725 merges onto I-75 South... Besides, the Austin Pike will only temporarily relieve the pressure on Sringboro Pike and other roads around the Dayton Mall. It only transfers the problem to a more dangerous limited-access highway. Just look at Downtown Dayton if you think so many on/off ramps in a short distance is a good idea...

Oh, BTW, the bridge that carries I-75 over OH 725 gets VERY slick when it snows. PUH-leeze be careful!
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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Being somewhat new to the area, I am curious how long the construction has been in place on I-75 and what the expected completion date is in the following areas:

North of Tylersville road for several miles

Around downtown Dayton area


Do these areas get extremely backed up during AM and PM 'rush' hours?
This has been going on forever
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