Public input sought on U.S. 40 upgrades

VANDALIA — The Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District (TID) has scheduled a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 29, to invite members of the public to learn more about proposed roadway improvements being planned in the I-70/I-75 area along US 40. At this meeting, local residents, business owners, government officials and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide feedback and learn more about how project partners are working to improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and increase access to existing businesses and new business development in the area.

The public information meeting will take place in Dayton International Airport’s main terminal, located at 3600 Terminal Drive, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., the project team will provide a brief welcome and presentation. Immediately following, members of the public will have the opportunity to make public statements or ask questions, if they choose. After the presentation and forum, staff of the Montgomery County TID and its project team will be available to review the proposed improvements in more detail, answer questions and receive feedback from those in attendance. Free parking in the airport garage will be provided.

“The transportation improvements planned for US 40 and its interchange with the Airport Access Road will improve safety and proactively address traffic growth expected in the area,” said Steve Stanley, executive director of the Montgomery County TID. “At the same time, the project also has the potential to provide economic benefits by making development more attractive and competitive, which will result in an increased local tax base for the region as a whole.”

The Dayton International Airport is one of the busiest and largest in Ohio. In addition to being an important aviation center, it serves a critical role in preserving and growing the economy in adjacent communities and within the region more broadly. Specifically, the I-70/75 Airport Logistics Access Project will:

  • Upgrade US 40 from the interchange at the Airport Access Road to the new Union Airpark Boulevard: An approximately one-mile section of pavement along US 40 from Terminal Drive to Union Airpark Boulevard will be widened to five lanes with two through lanes in each direction and a center left turn lane. The change will improve access to the City of Union’s Global Logistics Air Park and the northern side of the airport; and
  • Upgrade the interchange at US 40 and Airport Access Road: Ramp pavement will be widened and reconstructed along all four main ramps. The ramps to the Airport Access Road will be reconstructed in order to meet current design standards and to improve the safety of the interchange.

“Feedback from members of the community is important to the project’s development,” said Stanley. “We’re pleased to share details about the proposed improvements and gather feedback that we can incorporate into our planning as we approach the next stages of design.”

Those not able to attend the public meeting will have additional opportunities to learn more about the project and pose questions. The Montgomery County TID has created a special page on its website to provide project details, post answers to frequently asked questions and obtain feedback from members of the community. Questions and comments will be taken through Sept. 28 at or via email at [email protected] For more information about the public meeting or the project, visit

Staff report