The MOT US-35 MIS was initiated to identify and evaluate transportation issues based on existing and future conditions along the US35 corridor in eastern Montgomery County from I-75 to I-675. The study was also intended to evaluate the potential for alternative transportation solutions to alleviate identified problems.
Results of the MIS:
The recommended alternative for the US 35 Corridor Study in Montgomery County will modernize the corridor in compliance with current state and federal expressway design specifications. This includes relocation of all left-hand exit and entrance ramps to the right hand side. The recommended alternative will also provide relief for high congestion locations and improve designs for areas with safety concerns.
Specifically, the recommended alternative will include widening the US 35 corridor to a total of up to four continuous lanes between I-75 and I-675.
The following recommendations were developed to address the study goals and the transportation issues identified within the study area:
- Re-configuration of Downtown Dayton access points to provide for right hand entrance and exit ramps only to be supplemented by collector/distributor roads to parallel US 35 on both sides.
- Re-design of the Wayne Avenue/Keowee Street to provide direct access to both streets, connected with collector/distributor roads to parallel US 35 on both sides.
- Improvement of the Smithville Road interchange to provide a more traditional diamond design. This configuration will also help improve traffic flow at the Smithville Road intersection with Linden Avenue.
- Improvement of the Woodman Drive interchange to provide a more traditional diamond design. This configuration will also help improve traffic flow at the Woodman Drive intersection with Linden Avenue.
- Provision of a westbound auxiliary lane to serve the Dayton-Xenia Road exit only. Signage improvements in this area will also be included.
- Replacement of the I-675 northbound to US 35 westbound loop ramp with a fly-over ramp connection. This connection provides for a higher speed and more direct connection.
The Montgomery County US35 Corridor Review Study Team met on January 22, 2004 and recommended the locally preferred alternative.
The MVRPC staff recommends endorsement of the MOT US-35 MIS LPA as described in the attached executive summary and memo and Resolution
- Public Involvement Program
- Existing Conditions
- Travel Demand Forecasting
- Alternatives Screening
- Affected Environment
- Cost Estimate & Methodology
- Locally Preferred Alternative