These new traffic signs could help improve traffic around Dayton Mall

A plan is in the works to install overhead signs to help ease traffic problems around the Dayton Mall.

The project – which is likely two years away – would involve the state installing street and directional signs before intersections with traffic signals along Ohio 725 and part of Ohio 741 near the mall, said Miamisburg Engineer Bob Stanley.

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The project funded by the state would involve the Ohio Department of Transportation installing the signs on mast arms overhead on Ohio 725 east and west through Miamisburg, Miami Twp. and Washington Twp., Stanley said.

A portion of Ohio 741 would also be involved, he added, with the affected area encompassing much of the Miami Crossing District, formerly known as the Dayton Mall area.

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The elevated signs would replace older versions and ground-mounted ones along the roads in the business and entertainment district, Stanley added.

“They’ll be much more visible and out overhead.”

Miamisburg City Council tonight is expected to approve a consent ordinance to work with ODOT on the project. Sign installation may not begin until 2020, Stanley said.


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