The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is removing the overhead trolley wire system throughout the city of Oakwood. The work will be completed in two phases. Phase 1 involves the removal of the overhead wires along Oakwood Avenue between Irving Avenue and Far Hills Avenue/Thruston Boulevard and along Far Hills Avenue between Oakwood Avenue/Thruston Boulevard and the south Oakwood corporation line near East Drive. Phase 2 involves pole removals.
The Phase 1 wire removal work is scheduled to begin in the next week or so and is anticipated to take multiple weeks to complete. The Phase 2 pole removal work will be completed over the course of 2024.
This removal work is being done because the overhead trolley system through Oakwood is obsolete and no longer in service. The work will not impact RTA bus service in and through Oakwood. Questions about the work should be directed to Public Works Director Doug Spitler at (937) 298-0777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.