Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens reports that improvements to Cincinnati Dayton Road
in West Chester Township are scheduled to begin this spring.
The $2.3 million project will widen the road from two to three
lanes between Crescentville Road and West Chester Road, a length
of almost two miles.
Plans call for the
road to be widened by adding a center turn lane for left turn
movements, widening the existing lanes, and building 8-foot shoulders.
There will also be adjustments to the horizontal and vertical
alignments of the roadway, including the elimination of two small
knobs for improved sight distance and easing of curves, particularly
the sharp curve just south of Union Centre Boulevard. One of
the final steps will involve interconnecting the traffic signals
so they operate in conjunction with each other.
"This will be
a significant safety upgrade for a stretch of road that continues
to see increasing amounts of traffic," said Wilkens. "The
road presently carries about 18,000 vehicles per day. These improvements
will help facilitate smoother, safer traffic flow, particularly
the center turning lane which will relieve backups by providing
a safe storage area for motorists making left turns."
have been under way since last year as crews set new telephone
poles back from the roadway and moved above- and below-ground
utilities, including electric and cable lines as well as water
and gas mains. Regular travelers along Cincinnati Dayton Road
will notice brush clearing through April with heavy dirt work
starting in early May. The project is tentatively scheduled for
completion by late November, weather permitting.
The construction contract
for the project was awarded to John R. Jurgensen, Co. of Cincinnati
which submitted a low bid of $2,328,770. Federal LPA funds will
be utilized by the Butler County Engineer's Office to help pay
for 80 percent of the project's cost. The remaining local match
amount consists of BCEO funds.
to view the location and project plan overlay on an aerial photograph
of the existing area.
and Maintenance of Traffic
that involves cutting down the knobs and re-working curves will
necessitate closing portions of the road. These closures, which
will occur between Gano Road and Union Centre Boulevard, are
expected to begin in May and last through November. During any
closures emergency vehicles will be allowed access and local
traffic will be maintained to businesses and residents only,
but all through traffic will be detoured.
Specific road closing
details will be issued as they become available. Motorists are
encouraged to check the Road Closings
page here on the BCEO web site as the best source for road closing
information concerning this project and all closures on the Butler County roadway system.
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For more information
Petrocy, BCEO Public Information Supervisor
Greg Wilkens, P.E., P.S.,
Butler County Engineer
Phone 513.867.5744 Fax 513.867.5849