The economic health of both the Miami Valley Region and the nation depends on the Interstate 75 (I-75) transportation system to function properly and move people and efficiently into and out of the general area. Since the roadways carry a high volume of international trade and connect many high-profile industries, the importance of the interstate to commerce, and especially to trucking, cannot be overstated. Interstate 75 (I-75) and its parallel railroads are among the busiest in the nation and serves as the major transportation artery that connects communities and businesses in six states. From the Port of Miami, Florida to Detroit, Michigan where I-75 connects with Canadian Highway 401, the highway serves as one of the longest and busiest continuous interstate trade corridors in North America at approximately 2,200 miles.
Originally developed as part of the North South Transportation Initiative, the I75 Downtown Dayton Subcorridor project improves I-75 between Keowee Street and Edwin C Moses Boulevard to address safety and capacity concerns.
ODOT and MVRPC are working together to get the word out about the Final Phase of the I-75 Modernization Project.
The I-75 Interchange at Central Avenue/Dixie Drive is located within a critical north-south transportation corridor. The interchange was originally designed as the northern termini of a north-south limited access highway from Cincinnati to Dayton. When I-75 was later extended to the north, the current partial interchange at Central Avenue/Dixie Drive remained. The current configuration of the I-75 interchange with Central Avenue/Dixie Drive and Dryden Road is missing left turn movements. These configurations require existing traffic to use complex and circuitous routes to reach businesses and residential areas. The goal of this project is to dramatically reduce the number of circuitous miles traveled by the public.
The reconstruction of the I-70/75 interchange near Dayton is of major importance to Ohio’s business community and motoring public. It represents one of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s key strategies for providing efficient,statewide transportation by relieving current bottlenecks in Ohio’s highway network.