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* News Release *
 
Thursday, April 24, 2003
For Immediate Release

TYLERSVILLE ROAD CLOSING
Tylersville Road / Cox Road Intersection to Close for Weekend

Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens reports that the Tylersville Road / Cox Road intersection in West Chester Township will close beginning Friday, May 2, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. The intersection is scheduled to reopen at 6:00 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2003. The closure is necessary to allow crews to grind down old pavement, resurface with new pavement, and add line striping to the intersection.

All through traffic on Tylersville Road and Cox Road will be detoured -- please see links to the detour map below. Officials with the Butler County Engineer's Office and the West Chester Township Police Department emphasize that both roads will be completely closed at the intersection and motorists should avoid the intersection area if at all possible.

"We realize this is an extremely busy section of road with very high traffic volumes," Wilkens noted. "However, a full closure over the course of one weekend will enable crews to do the job safely and quickly. Through discussions with the contractor, local businesses, and various officials from West Chester Township, including the police department, everyone felt the best alternative was to complete the job in the shortest time frame possible." Attempting to keep the roads open to one lane of traffic would result in massive traffic jams for a prolonged period of time, back up traffic on nearby I-75 during workday rush hours, and create a dangerous work environment for construction crews.

The intersection work is in conjunction with the Cox Road widening project which began last year and is slated for completion by early June. A final surface course of asphalt will be applied to Cox Road with final line striping following the intersection closure. See Cox Road on the Road Closings page for details.

Rain Date

The Tylersville / Cox intersection will close the evening of May 2 through Monday morning, May 5 only if the weather forecast is favorable for the entire weekend. Rain or inclement weather for even part of the weekend would prevent all of the necessary work from being performed. The weekend of May 16-19 has been selected as a rain date in the event of unfavorable weather.

Motorists are encouraged to check the Road Closings page here on the BCEO web site as the best source for possible date and status change concerning this closure.

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For more information contact:

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


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