KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN)- Traffic on County Line Road in Kettering is on the rise. More development means more people are coming into the area.
The traffic is noticed by drivers like Marianne Nestor. “It gets pretty tied up around rush hour. So when (workers at) the Reynolds and Reynolds Company gets out, it’s a little crazy around here if you’re coming from the wrong direction,” Nestor said.
That’s part of the reason the City of Kettering proposed an improvement project. The County Line Project includes replacing sidewalks on the west side of the corridor with a new 10 foot multi-use trail. The said it would also replace the traffic signal at Tonawanda Trail and the existing street light system would also be replaced. The project would also involve widening the road to five lanes with two through lanes in each direction and one turning lane.
The work would take place on a one mile stretch of road between Dorothy Lane and Vale Drive.
Zacharhy Baughman has only lived in the are for a year. In that time, he’s seen how bad traffic can get.
“(The project) could definitely be helpful for drivers coming off of 675 North or South. Coming into this area past The Greene, coming north on County Road Line, there is some congestion on this road,” Baughman said.
The cost of the project is estimated at $4 million. Sixty percent of that would be funded by state and federal funds. The remainder would be split in half by Kettering and Beavercreek.
The City of Kettering will accept public comment until Monday night. Click here to submit your public comment