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* News Release *
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
For Immediate Release

Public Meetings Set for SE Butler County Motorists

Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens reports that 2007 will be one of the County's biggest road construction seasons ever dollar wise, with a substantial amount of that work being performed in the southeastern townships. The Butler County Engineer's Office, in conjunction with Liberty and West Chester Townships and the Butler County TID, will administer $34.2 million worth of projects this year in southeast Butler County alone.

Specifically, Liberty Township will see an estimated $17,934,216 in road improvements while the approximate dollar amount for West Chester Township is $16,296,123.

"Most of the projects are safety and capacity driven, designed to make roads, intersections, and bridges safer and promote smoother, more efficient traffic flow, "Wilkens said. "Some projects are related to economic development, such as the intersection upgrade at Muhlhauser and Allen Roads which will facilitate the additional traffic generated by Ikea."

Key projects and their estimated price tags include:

  • Cincinnati Dayton Road improvement from Crescentville Road to West Chester Road -- $2,328,770.
  • Muhlhauser at Allen Road intersection improvement -- $1,600,000.
  • Union Centre Boulevard at Muhlhauser Road intersection improvement -- $1,734,000.
  • Allen Road at Windisch Road intersection improvement -- $1,975,000.
  • Hamilton Mason Road improvement from Cincinnati Dayton Road west to the RR overpass -- $3,500,000.
  • Ohio 747 widening from Tylersville Road to Ohio 129 -- $3,596,693.
  • Cincinnati Dayton Road at Summerlin Boulevard intersection improvement -- $650,000.
  • Kyles Station Road at Ohio 4 intersection improvement -- $1,175,000.
  • Liberty Fairfield Road bridge replacement over the Great Miami River -- $10,500,000.

There will be additional smaller intersection improvements, a number of traffic signal upgrades, several miles of pavement resurfacing, and two railroad crossing upgrades. Some of these projects will require road closures; however, in most cases traffic will be maintained.

For more details about these projects and to learn which ones may or may not involve closures, please visit the Current Projects page here on the BCEO web site. Road closings can be tracked on the Road Closings page.

Public Information Meetings Planned

In an effort to communicate project information one on one to citizens and motorists, the BCEO in cooperation with the West Chester Chamber Alliance, Liberty Township, West Chester Township, and the Butler County TID, will host a series of public meetings. These meetings will be a casual opportunity to provide direct construction updates to local property owners, businesses, and motorists so that any concerns can be immediately addressed.

The first meeting will be held on Friday, April 20, 2007, 8:00 a.m. at the Liberty Township Fire Station on Princeton Glendale Road (Ohio 747) and will focus primarily on projects in Liberty Township.

The second meeting will be on Friday, April 27, 2007, 8:00 a.m. at the West Chester Administration Building, corner of Cincinnati Dayton and West Chester Roads. Similarly, this meeting will focus on West Chester Township projects.

Additional meetings will be announced and would be held on a regular basis as the construction season progresses. BCEO construction and project engineers as well as representatives from the Townships, the Chamber, and the TID, will be present to address any questions or concerns from the public.

Update: Additional meetings are planned for the following dates and locations:

  • 5/25/07 at 8:00 a.m., Liberty Twp Fire Station on Ohio 747
  • 6/29/07 at 8:00 a.m., West Chester Twp Admin Building
  • 7/27/07 at 8:00 a.m., Liberty Twp Fire Station on Ohio 747
  • 8/31/07 at 8:00 a.m., West Chester Twp Admin Building
  • 9/28/07 at 8:00 a.m., Liberty Twp Fire Station on Ohio 747
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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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