UPDATE: Schedule for closing of part of Kettering main road changing

Part of West Dorothy Lane in Kettering will close twice before Christmas due to work to replace the Ridgeway Raod bridge, seen here. FILE

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Part of West Dorothy Lane in Kettering will close twice before Christmas due to work to replace the Ridgeway Raod bridge, seen here. FILE

KETTERING – The schedule for closing of part of a main road in Kettering due to bridge work this week has been changed.

West Dorothy Lane will shut down to through traffic from Southern Boulevard and Far Hills Avenue, or Ohio 48, beginning today at 5 a.m. until the evening of Saturday evening, according to the city.

The section had been scheduled to close Thursday.

The bridge beams over Dorothy Lane will be removed and hauled away during this closure.

The closures are due to work to replace the Ridgeway Road bridge, but that section of Dorothy will remain open to local traffic, Kettering officials said.

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The closure will involve bridge beams over Dorothy being removed and hauled away. No specific time was given for the Saturday reopening.

The bridge replacement is a $3 million project, nearly all of which is being paid for by state funding, Kettering officials have said.

Brumbaugh Construction is the contractor on the project, which is expected to be complete by fall 2021, city records show.

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The city expected “short closures” on Dorothy in replacing the 54-year-old bridge, Kettering’s Assistant City Manager Steve Bergstresser said earlier this year.

A section of Ridgeway from Oak Knoll Drive in Oakwood to Canterbury Drive in Kettering is closed for duration of the project, he said.

The bridge has had a weight limit which includes “emergency vehicle load restrictions,” barring Kettering’s largest fire truck from crossing it, Bergstresser has said.

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