CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) — A construction project planned for a busy stretch of road is set to begin Monday.
Crews are set to start a curb replacement project along the southbound lanes of Wilmington Pike between Interstate 675 and State Route 725, according to Centerville city officials.
The project is expected to take several weeks and is being done in preparation for the road to be resurfaced later this year, according to Officer John Davis of the Centerville Police Department.
The road will remain open during construction, Davis said.
Some people told 2 NEWS they believe the road could use some work.
“I’m looking forward to not having to potentially dodge potholes,” said Rachel Williams, who works as a store manager for Lucid VR, a virtual reality arcade along Wilmington Pike.
Williams said she is not concerned about the project’s potential impact on business.
“There’s too many different ways that people can come in,” Williams said. “I’d prefer it to get fixed than it to just get worse.”
“When people want to come here, they’re going to find a way,” said Muhanad Khaled, the owner of Gyro Delight, a restaurant on Wilmington Pike.
Khaled said he chose to open his restaurant in the area three years ago due to the high volume of traffic.
He said he does not think the amount of traffic will change much once construction starts and is optimistic it won’t be too much of a headache.
“I don’t know if they’re going to take a long time, but I don’t think it’s going to hurt the businesses,” Khaled said.
Crews will be working on Wilmington Pike between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Officer Davis said.