DAYTON — If you’ve been wondering what all the dirt and dust flying around the intersection of Airport Access Road and National Road is, look no further.
Contractors are clearing the site for the construction of the region’s newest distribution and logistics project.
Spectrum Brands Global Auto Care is building a 570,000 square foot distribution and manufacturing operation on 39 acres on Concord Drive in Dayton.
NorthPoint Development, Inc. will develop the facility that is expected to open next year and employ around 350.
According to Vandalia City Manager Jon Crusey’s Friday letter to City Council, bids were opened last week for the infrastructure improvements to support the project. They include widening Concorde Road, situated on the Dayton Airport property, to three lanes from National Road to the FedEx facility.
Also planned is a right turn lane on westbound National Road. This will allow for a right turn lane, a through lane, and a left turn lane for westbound traffic.
Two additional lanes will be added along northbound Dog Leg Road to allow for a right turn lane, a through lane, and a left turn lane for traffic heading north.
Crusey goes on to say that a temporary traffic signal will be built at the intersection of National Road and Dog Leg/Concorde Drive until National Road is widened and a permanent traffic signal is installed.
Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.