The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be hosting two public meetings to discuss alternate plans for the Thru the Valley Project. These plans could potentially impact traffic in the City of Wyoming. We ask that all residents take time to participate in one of the public meetings.

Information about the two public meetings can be found HERE.

History
The I-75 Thru the Valley project involves widening and reconstruction of I-75 from SR 126/Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway north to just south of I-275 in Tri-County. The goals of this project are to improve safety and ease congestion on I-75.

The project has 8 phases. Phases 1 and 2 are almost complete and included widening I-75 between Shepherd Lane and Glendale-Milford Road and a reconfigured exit at Shepherd Lane. The Galbraith Road exit will remain.

Major Area for Consideration
Phases 4, 5, and 6 include removing the current I-75 southbound Wyoming Ave. exit in Lockland for safety reasons.  A new exit will be constructed to Anthony Wayne Ave. at Millsdale St. This new exit could impact traffic patterns in the City of Wyoming.

Click on this link to see exhibit 5 which show the options being considered for the Millsdale St. exit.

Please consider commenting in support of:

1. The outcomes for alternates 3, 4, and 5 appear to be the best options to maintain safe traffic flow for the residents and the City of Wyoming. These plans prohibit traffic from using Millsdale St. (East Mills Ave.) to enter or exit I-75.

2. Additional comments would be helpful to encourage ODOT to enhance the intersection of Anthony Wayne Ave. and Wyoming Ave. to include a left turn lane and left turn arrow.

3. Additional comments could include identifying exit #10-B as Lockland & Wyoming instead of being identified as only Lockland (see Exhibit 7 (top right corner of map).

Please note that ODOT’s I-75/Thru The Valley project is discussed in the City of Wyoming’s 2018 Master Plan (reference pages 28-29, 112-113), which shows the proposed exit at Millsdale Ave. along with northbound and southbound I-75 maintaining a split alignment. The City remains committed to being an active partner in the planning and design process to ensure the project positively benefits the community through improved access, while also minimizing potential negative traffic impacts on Wyoming’s neighborhood streets.