Located in Miamisburg, OH, 12 miles south of the city of Dayton, the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport is a mid-sized airport that primarily serves personal and corporate aircraft. It also serves as a reliever airport for Dayton International. When it was originally developed and built in the early 1950s, the runway and taxiway were built over the top of an underground cable circuit: circuit #13805.
Due to increased demand in the area and, quite simply, the age of the existing cable, Dayton Power & Light (DPL) needed to improve the circuit and enhance electrical service to the growing suburbs and local area businesses. Given the airport and the obvious restrictions on an overhead cable solution, the only reasonable path to take was to replace the existing, aging circuit with another underground solution.