Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens reports that a bridge replacement on Black Road
is slated to begin March 1. Located between Ross Hanover Road
and Ross Estates Drive, Black Road Bridge #01.311 is a single
span camelback pony truss with a 59-foot span built in 1958.
It will be replaced by a new, wider concrete box beam structure.
A construction contract
for the project was awarded to Eagle Bridge Company of Sidney,
Ohio which submitted a low bid of $898,637. A combination of
State OPWC and BCEO funds will be utilized to pay for the project.
All work is scheduled
for completion by early June 2010, weather permitting.
and Maintenance of Traffic
Black Road will close
0.2 mile north of Ross Estates Drive and 0.3 mile south of Ross
Hanover Road for this bridge replacement beginning Monday, March
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 north or south side of the
bridge project, depending upon one's location.
The road is tentatively
scheduled to reopen the week of June 1, 2010.
Detour: Northbound Black Road traffic
will detour northeast on Hamilton New London Road and west on
Ross Hanover Road. Southbound traffic will reverse this route.
Motorists are encouraged
to check the Road Closings
page here on the BCEO web site as the best source for possible
date and status changes concerning this closure.