As I-75 construction continues on the south side of Dayton, a new ramp closure will affect traffic for the next six weeks.
The highway entrance ramp from East Dixie Drive to I-75 North, at Exit 47 in West Carrollton, will close for 40 days, starting Thursday, Aug. 30.
Ohio Department of Transportation officials say the closure is necessary to continue I-75 reconstruction work in that area. All parts of Exit 47 will remain open except for the ramp to northbound I-75.
Another I-75 entrance ramp immediately to the north, at Dryden Road, has already been closed, and will remain so into 2025.
Drivers who would normally use the ramp from East Dixie to I-75 north are encouraged to take Dixie northeast to Ohio 741 and turn left onto 741. Continue north for about two miles, then take the ramp to I-75 that sits next to the Montgomery County Solid Waste District plant.
The I-75 entrance ramp at East Dixie Drive is projected to reopen in October. The overall I-75 reconstruction project in the West Carrollton-Moraine area will continue into 2025.