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* News Release *
 
Thursday, August 23, 2001
For Immediate Release

MAUDS HUGHES ROAD SLIP REPAIRS TO BEGIN MONDAY

Butler County Engineer Gregory J. Wilkens announces that repairs to the embankment slip on Mauds Hughes Road are scheduled to begin Monday, August 27. The Liberty Township road has been closed since February while a permanent solution to the unstable hillside was engineered. Erosion and lack of adequate vegetation growth to hold the hillside in place were cited as reasons for the slippage.

The construction contract for the project will be awarded Monday to W.G. Stang, Inc., which submitted a low bid of $123,595. The BCEO paid for design and engineering while Liberty Township will pay for the construction costs. Repairs are expected to be completed by early October 2001.

Located between Princeton Road and Millikin Road, the slip area will be rebuilt by cutting out the weakened embankment. Crews will rebuild the slope by using Geogrid to reinforce the hillside.

Geogrid is comprised of net-shaped synthetic fibers used to reinforce earth-fill slopes. The Geogrid is placed every few feet within alternating layers of soil to provide a stabilizing force within the soil structure itself. This stabilization occurs as the backfill interlocks with the grid. Geogrids make it possible to build extremely stable earthen structures at much lower costs than some older construction methods.

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For more information contact:

Chris Petrocy, Public Information Supervisor
Greg Wilkens, P.E., P.S., Butler County Engineer
Phone 513.867.5744 • Fax 513.867.5849


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