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:
1. Keowee Street bridge construction closure causes RTA Route 17 detour
Construction on the Keowee Street bridge has closed the roadway north of Stanley Avenue and caused a detour for the RTA Route 17.
The official RTA detour for the construction is from Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to Interstate 75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. Northbound and southbound stops between Keowee Street and Stanley Avenue to Dixie Drive and Siebenthaler Avenue will be closed during this time. RTA staff will mark the closed stops with temporary signs, which will alert riders which stop is the closest stop for them to board.
The southbound stop at Dixie at Wagner Ford will be closed, and southbound RTA riders should use the stop at Dixie at Siebenthaler to catch the bus. The northbound stop at Dixie and Wagner Ford will still be served.
City of Dayton engineers estimate the bridge construction to last throughout 2018 and into 2019.
2. Valley Street construction detour, Routes 5 and 19
Construction on Valley Street past Rita Street has caused an extended detour of Routes 5 and 19 through early 2019.
Several phases of the construction will follow. In the first phase, through the fall of 2018, three RTA bus stops will be closed during the detour: North and southbound stops at Valley Street at Stapleton Court and the northbound stop at Valley at Stanley Avenue. Customers should use stops at Valley at Rita Street or Valley at Stanview Avenue.
This construction project is expected to last through early 2019.
3. 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.
4. Dayton VA Liscum Street entrance - Route 9
The RTA Route 9 will detour at the Dayton VA medical center while the entrance on Liscum closes through November 2018. Buses will use the ambulance entrance/exit north of the regular entrance. No stops will be missed.