Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens reports that Somerville Road in Oxford Township
will close for a bridge replacement beginning September 13. Located
just west of Oxford Milford Road and spanning Harker's Run, the
current bridge is a 52-foot steel pony truss built in 1956. The
Engineer's Office plans to replace the old bridge with a new,
safer pre-cast concrete arch structure.
A construction contract
for the project was awarded to WG Stang, LLC of Hamilton which
submitted a low bid of $427,827. Funding will consist of State
OPWC grant money and local Butler County funds.
All work is scheduled
for completion by late November 2010, weather permitting.
and Maintenance of Traffic
Somerville Road will
close 1.9 miles northeast of Ohio 732 and 0.1 mile west Oxford
Milford Road for a bridge replacement beginning Monday, September
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 east or west 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 Somerville
Road traffic will detour north on Ohio 732 and southeast on Ohio
177. 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.