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Long-term RTA reroutes and detours

Last updated on 1-21-20

This story will be continually updated by RTA staff to keep customers up to date with long-term bus reroutes and detours caused by construction or other reasons.

Current long-term reroutes and detours:

Arlene Avenue—Route 9, LS routes

Arlene Ave. will be closed from Blueberry Ave. to Free Pike beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, as the city of Dayton will be replacing water mains. As a result, several RTA bus stops will be closed and buses will be rerouted on Route 9 and on several Dayton Public Schools Limited Stop (LS) routes. These closures are expected to last until June 30, 2020.

The following stops will be closed on Arlene Avenue:

•   Stop ID 6646 & 931 at Kings Hwy
•   Stop ID 7167 & 930 at Genesee
•   Stop ID 6648 & 929 at Prescott
•   Stop ID 6649 & 928 at St. James
•   Stop ID 6650 & 927 at Hillcrest
•   Stop ID 6651 & 5922 at Hedgewood
•   Stop ID 6652 & 924 at Copeland
•   Stop ID 6653 & 6655 at Audrey
•   Stop ID 6654

The following stop will be closed on Blueberry:

•  Stop ID 933 at Peachtree

 Temporary bus stops have been set up on England Ave. on both sides of the street at the following locations:

•   Queens
•   Waymire
•   Hillcrest
•   Hedgewood
•   Christopher
•   Ardery

 Temporary bus stops have also been set up at Peachtree at Kings on both sides of the street.

 Third Street Bridge Closure— Routes 1, 2, 4

The Greater Dayton RTA will be rerouting several bus routes and setting up temporary stops in Dayton due to the closure of the Third Street Bridge. The bridge is expected to be closed for the next 22 months as the city of Dayton replaces the bridge. 

The Third Street Bridge between Robert Drive and Edwin C. Moses Blvd closed Jan. 2, 2020. As a result, Routes 1, 2, and 4 will be under a reroute while work is done. 

The following bus stops are closed for Routes 1 and 2 during the bridge work:

•  Stop ID 95 on 3rdat Bank St
•  Stop ID 6481 on 3rdat Edwin C. Moses

Temporary stops have been placed at the following locations for Routes 1 and 2 during the closure. Customers should use one of these stops while the bridge is closed:

•  Stop ID 1323 at Sinclair Building 20 outbound
•  Stop ID 1396 at Sinclair Building 20 inbound

The following bus stops are closed for Route 4 during the bridge work:

•  Stop ID 95 on 3rdat Bank Street
•  Stop ID 6481 on 3rdas Edwin C. Moses
•  Stop ID 3 on 3rdat Perry
•  Stop ID 5 on 3rdat St. Mary’s
•  Stop ID 97 on 3rdat Sinclair College
•  Stop ID 98 on 3rdat Perry 

Temporary stops have been placed at the following locations for Route 4 during the closure. Customers should use one of these stops while the bridge is closed:

•  Stop ID 1320 on 4that Perry
•  Stop ID 1321 on 4that Sinclair College
•  Stop ID 1399 on 5that Wilkinson
•  Stop ID 4342 on 5that Ludlow 

Riders can use the text feature through RTA’s RideTime technology to find out when their next bus is coming at one of these temporary stops. Text “RTA” with a space and then the Stop ID number above or as it is listed on the sign to 41-411 to receive real-time predictions for bus arrivals. For more information, visit

 Construction on Washington Street (downtown Dayton)- Route 9

(Updated 3/4/19)

The Greater Dayton RTA will be closing stops on Washington Street while the City of Dayton works on a construction project on Washington Street between Longworth and Main Street.

During construction Route 9 will reroute and some stops will be missed. All of the bus stops on Washington St. between Longworth and Main Streets will be closed while this construction is ongoing. Please use closest stops at Washington at Longworth or Main at Franklin. 

Construction on 4th and 5th Streets - Routes 8 and 19

Construction work on 4th and 5th streets near Sinclair College will temporary close some RTA stops. The stops 4th @ 340 4th (ID:1322) and 5th @ Perry (ID:1398) are temporary closed at this time. Please use closest stops at 4th at Perry (ID:1320) or 5th at St. Mary's (1397). We will update riders as these stop closures progress.  

Main Street bridge construction detour - Routes 8, 12, 65 and 7

The Greater Dayton RTA will reroute several of its fixed route bus services for several months as Main Street bridge undergoes construction.

Construction on the bridge is expected to last through the fall of 2019, according to City of Dayton officials. Routes 8 and 12 will be rerouted daily during the construction. Some RTA routes that normally run on electric trolley lines will use diesel buses during the construction.

During some phases of the construction, the Main Street bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. During these times, intermittent reroutes will also be in effect.

Route 8:  All stops in both directions on Riverview Avenue between Main and Grafton Avenue will be missed during the reroute. Northbound buses will use Monument to Riverview to regular routing on Salem. Southbound from Salem will continue across Salem to First Street and right on Ludlow to the regular route.

Route 12: Northbound stops on West Riverview Avenue between Main Street and Great Miami Boulevard will be missed. Northbound buses will use Monument to Riverview to Forest to the regular route. Southbound routing will result in the southbound stops on Riverview being missed as Route 12 will use the First Street Bridge to access Ludlow Street and back to regular routing.

Route 65: No stops will be missed, but the northbound Route 65 cannot turn left from Main Street to Riverview, so it will be rerouted from Main Street up to Great Miami, left onto Riverview and then left onto McDaniel to regular routing.

Route 7: Route 7 will only detour during the intermittent night closures of the Main Street Bridge. During those times, stops on Monument and the stops on Main Street between Monument and Babbit Street in both directions will be missed. Northbound trips will take Jefferson onto First Street, to Patterson (turns into Riverside), left onto Babbitt and right onto regular routing on Main Street. Southbound trips from Main will turn left onto Babbitt, right onto Riverside, right on Monument and left onto Ludlow Street to regular routing.