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.
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
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
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.