I-70/75 Airport Logistics Access Project

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PROJECT SCOPE:
The I-70/75 Airport Logistics Access Project will widen a portion of US 40 (National Road) from just west of Union Airpark Boulevard to the Airport Access Road, as well as improve the interchange at US 40 and the Airport Access Road. Specifically, plans for US 40 and the interchange will improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and increase access to existing businesses and new business development.

The project addresses roadway design issues while adding capacity by constructing a continuous five-lane section of roadway with two through lanes in each direction and a center left turn lane. The five-lane section will extend from the Terminal Drive interchange west to Union Airpark Boulevard. From Airpark Boulevard, the roadway will be tapered back to two lanes to the west. The ramps to the Airport Access Road will be reconstructed to meet current design standards and improve the safety of the interchange.

The project is currently funded through preliminary engineering, design and right-of-way acquisition for a total of $1.9 million. Of that total, $1.4 million has been allocated by the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Transportation Review Advisory Committee; $300,000 from Montgomery County; $100,000 from the City of Union; and $100,000 from the City of Dayton. Project partners include ODOT, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, Montgomery County, City of Union, City of Dayton and City of Vandalia.

PURPOSE & NEED:
The I-70/75 Airport Logistics Access Project will address current and projected future corridor congestion, roadway design issues and safety. The US 40 improvements proactively address growth in traffic expected over the next several decades to ensure continuous and efficient traffic flow for all who travel through this area. At the same time, they provide significant economic benefits by making economic development more attractive and competitive in the area, resulting in the potential for an increased local tax base within the region.

PUBLIC MEETING:
A public meeting was held on Tuesday, Aug. 29, for those interested in learning more about the proposed roadway improvements. If you were unable to attend, materials presented at the meeting can be found in the project documents section of this page.

QUESTIONS & FEEDBACK:
Your interest and feedback are encouraged. Send questions or comments to the Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District at 451 W. Third St., 10th Floor, Dayton, Ohio 45422 or by emailing 7075info@mctid.org

The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated 12/11/2015 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and ODOT.