Improvements have been recommended to make the area of Ohio 725 between Ohio 741 and Byers Road more pedestrian friendly. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

Improved Dayton Mall area access focus of Ohio 725 study

Improving pedestrian access along Ohio 725 near I-75 calls for changes on both sides of the state route, but the project’s $2.5 million cost would require outside funding and phasing the work.

Upgrades along Ohio 725 from Byers Road in Miamisburg to Ohio 741 in Miami Twp. is a priority for both communities. The area that includes the Exit 44 interchange is a heavily traveled gateway for both jurisdictions and is part of a long-term plans to improve the Dayton Mall area, now called the Miami Crossing District.

The proposal is the least expensive alternative outlined in a study by the Miami Twp.-Dayton Mall Joint Economic Development District Board, a joint panel created by the township and the city.