Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens reports that a significant bridge replacement on
River Road is slated to begin June 1. Located just east of Burns
Road at the City of Fairfield / Fairfield Township line, River
Road Bridge #00.722 is a narrow steel pony truss with an 80-foot
span built in 1959. It will be replaced by a new, wider concrete
box beam structure.
A construction contract
for the project was awarded to W.G. Stang, LLC of Hamilton which
submitted a low bid of $548,075. A combination of State OPWC
funds, BCEO, and City of Fairfield funds are being utilized to
pay for the project.
All work is scheduled
for completion by late September 2009, weather permitting.
and Maintenance of Traffic
River Road will close
at the City of Fairfield / Fairfield Township line for this bridge
replacement beginning Monday, June 1, 2009. The road will be
closed on the east side of Burns Road, or 1,000 feet northeast
of Georgetown Road and 1.0 mile southwest of Lake Circle Drive.
Detours will be posted
for all thru traffic but local access will be maintained for
residents, businesses, and emergency vehicles; however, local
access will be limited to either the southwest or northeast side
of the bridge project, depending upon one's location.
The road is tentatively
scheduled to reopen the week of September 28, 2009.
Detour: Northeastbound River Road
traffic will detour south on U.S. 27 into Hamilton County, east
on Kemper Road, north on U.S. 127 back into Butler County and
the City of Fairfield, and west on Nilles Road to River Road.
Southwestbound River Road traffic will reverse this route.
Motorists are encouraged
to check the BCEO web site as the best source for possible date
and status changes concerning this closure.