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* News Release *
 
Monday, July 19, 2010
For Immediate Release

HAMILTON NEW LONDON ROAD BRIDGE TO BE REPLACED
Road Closing July 26
Ross Township

Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens reports that the Hamilton New London Road bridge over Indian Creek will be replaced beginning July 26, 2010. The Ross Township bridge is a two-span steel pony truss built in 1952, rehabilitated in 1983, and is currently posted with a 20-ton load limit. High flood waters washed out the east bridge abutment in 1997 (see photo). The abutment was re-built but instability in the stream channel continued to cause erosion problems until the channel was stabilized a few years later.

The Engineer's Office plans to replace the old bridge with a new, safer steel plate girder structure. A construction contract for the project was awarded to Eagle Bridge Company of Sidney, Ohio which submitted a low bid of $1,449,456. Funding will consist of Federal LPA money and local Butler County funds.

All work is scheduled for completion the week of November 29, 2010, weather permitting.

Road Closing and Maintenance of Traffic

Hamilton New London Road will close 0.3 mile northeast of U.S. 27 and 0.5 mile southwest of Black Road for a bridge replacement beginning Monday, July 26, 2010.

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 northeast or southwest side of the bridge project, depending upon one's location.

The road is tentatively scheduled to reopen the week of November 29, 2010.

Detour: Northeastbound Hamilton New London Road traffic will detour south on U.S. 27, northeast on Ohio 128 into the City of Hamilton, and east on New London Road to Hamilton New London Road. Southwestbound 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.

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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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