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UPDATE: Speed limit, truck route changes near Austin interchange

UPDATE @ 7:15 p.m.:

New speed limits are starting east and west of the Austin interchange of Interstate 75. 

A measure approved by Miami Twp. trustees Tuesday night also restricts truck access in that area, known as the Austin Center Joint Economic Development District. 

RELATED: Austin Landing speed limit planned to increase safety

East of I-75, Austin Landing will implement a 25 mph limit. 

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West of the interstate, three arteries that intersect with Miamisburg Springboro Road — Crains Run, Medlar and Shephard roads — will now have 35 mph limits, according to the resolution approved by trustees. 

The measure also calls for Crains Run, Medlar and Shephard to be “no thru truck zones” off limits to commercial trucks. 

RELATED: Drivers ‘risk your life’ with traffic conditions on Miami Twp. road

A similar measure was approved Tuesday by the Austin Center JEDD board of directors. 

The Austin Center JEDD includes Miami Twp., Miamisburg and Springboro. 

The changes — aimed at improving safety and traffic flow — will be voted on by the city of Miamisburg, officials said. That city has authority to make traffic-related changes, according to JEDD guidelines.

FIRST REPORT

Traffic safety in Austin Landing and in residential areas west of I-75 are set to be addressed today through speed limits and restricting truck routes.

A proposal to implement a 25 mph speed limit in the retail, shopping and entertainment complex in Miami Twp. is set to be considered by a board overseeing development of Austin Boulevard/I-75 interchange area and township trustees.

That same document calls dropping the speed limit on three arteries off Miamisburg Springboro Road west of the highway to 35 mph and restricting truck traffic. Affected routes would include Crains Run, Medlar and Shephard roads, according to Austin Center Joint Economic Development District records.

A similar proposal set to go before the Austin Center JEDD board — operated jointly by Miami Twp. and Miamisburg — this afternoon is set to be addressed by township trustees tonight.

The measures follow complaints about the speed of trucks in residential areas off Miamisburg Springboro Road, with some who live in the area saying they are “risking their lives.”

Last month, the developer of Austin Landing said it intended to implement a speed limit in the complex to improve safety.

The JEDD board is set to meet at 3:30 p.m. and township trustees at 6 p.m. Both meetings are scheduled to occur in the Miami Twp. Government Center, 2700 Lyons Road.

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