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* News Release *
 
Thursday, October 26, 2000
For Immediate Release

EMBANKMENT SLIP REPAIRS TO BEGIN ON ELK CREEK ROAD

The Butler County Engineer's Office reports that permanent repairs to the embankment slip on Elk Creek Road are scheduled to begin November 2. The road will be closed to through traffic between Howe Road and Ohio 122 for the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed by late December 2000. Northbound traffic will be detoured east on Howe Road, north on Trenton Franklin Road, and west on Ohio 122. Southbound Elk Creek Road traffic will reverse this route.

The construction contract was awarded to Sunesis Construction which submitted a low bid of $203,000. Funding for the project will consist of 100 percent Butler County money.

Elk Creek Road was closed in April 1999 after a nearly 300-foot long crack and five-inch drop developed along the roadway. The Madison Township road was later reopened to one lane of traffic after concrete barriers were put into place blocking off about 600 feet of the northbound lane where the slip occurred. Temporary traffic signals were also installed at each end to control traffic through the slip area. BCEO engineers immediately began geotechnical studies to determine the exact cause of the slip and the best solution for fixing it.

Another slip occurred in the area in 1996 when runoff from the hillside on the west side of the road combined with high water in Elk Creek to produce erosion and slipping near Sebald Park.

Elk Creek Road slip - Photo 1
Elk Creek Road slip - Photo 2
Elk Creek Road slip - Photo 3

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