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* News Release *
 
Thursday, September 2, 2010
For Immediate Release

SOMERVILLE ROAD BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR REPLACEMENT
Road Closing September 13
Oxford Township

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.

Road Closing 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 13, 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 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.

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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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