Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens reports that a bridge replacement on North B Street
will get under way beginning July 6, 2010. Located between Gordon
Avenue (just north of Black Street) and Lagonda Avenue in the
City of Hamilton, the existing North B Street Bridge #01.542,
which spans Two Mile Creek, is a steel beam structure with a
65-foot span built in 1907 and rehabilitated in 1940. It will
be replaced by a new, wider pre-stressed concrete I-beam bridge.
A construction contract
for the project was awarded to Armstrong Steel Erectors, Inc.,
of Newark, Ohio which submitted a low bid of $1,440,209. Funding
will consist of State OPWC money, local Butler County funds,
and local City of Hamilton funds.
All work is scheduled
for completion by late November 2010, weather permitting.
and Maintenance of Traffic
North B Street will
close five feet north of Gordon Avenue and 400 feet south of
Lagonda Avenue for the bridge replacement beginning Tuesday,
July 6, 2010. The road is tentatively scheduled to reopen the
week of November 22, 2010.
During this closure,
local access to North B Street will be maintained for residents
and businesses from either the north or south side of the bridge,
depending upon your location, but detours will be posted for
all thru traffic. Nearby Combs Park will also be closed during
the course of bridge construction.
While the bridge is
closed, local automobile traffic will be detoured as follows:
Northbound North B
Street traffic will detour west on Rhea Avenue, north on Prytania
Avenue, west on Haldimand Avenue, north on Cleveland Avenue,
and east on Washington Boulevard. Southbound traffic will detour
west on Washington Boulevard, south on Cleveland Avenue, and
east on Rhea Avenue.
Truck traffic will
be required to use a slightly different route:
Northbound North B
Street truck traffic will detour west on Rhea Avenue, north on
Eaton Avenue, and east on Washington Boulevard. Southbound truck
traffic will reverse this route.
All traffic coming
into the City of Hamilton from U.S. 127 and points north are
encouraged to stay on U.S. 127 and not utilize Seven Mile Avenue
and North B Street through the Village of New Miami.
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.