Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens reports that two Hanover Township intersections
are slated for improvements beginning June 6. Located a half
mile apart on Stillwell Beckett Road, the intersections at Morman
Road and at Krucker Road will undergo safety upgrades to improve
sight distance and turning movement.
The project will be
constructed in two phases beginning with the Stillwell Beckett
/ Morman Road intersection. Crews will cut down a knob on Stillwell
Beckett's east leg and add four-foot paved shoulders at the intersection
which will widen the turning radii. A culvert will also be replaced
just west of the intersection.
Phase two will involve
Stillwell Beckett at Krucker Road where the vertical alignment
on the east leg will be adjusted and four-foot paved shoulders
will also be added to the intersection.
The project will correct
sight distance issues at both intersections and make turning
movements safer, particularly for larger vehicles like school
buses and fire trucks. This pleases Hanover Township Trustee
Fred Stitsinger who is also the township's Assistant Fire Chief:
"Our squads make a substantial number of runs up these roads
so the improvements will help a lot. It's a good project for
our local citizens and all motorists who travel through Hanover
Township as it will significantly improve safety."
A contract for construction
was awarded to Mt. Pleasant Blacktopping of Fairfield which submitted
a low bid of $486,309. Funding will consist of 100 percent BCEO
All work is scheduled
for completion by mid-August, weather permitting. Stillwell Beckett
Road will then be resurfaced as part of a separate BCEO contract.
Crews will blacktop the road between U.S. 27 and Ohio 177, a
distance of about 3.5 miles.
and Maintenance of Traffic
Each intersection will
fully close for its respective construction phase; however, the
intersections will not be closed simultaneously.
Phase 1 closure - All three legs of the Stillwell
Beckett Road / Morman Road intersection will close beginning
Monday, June 6, 2011 for approximately five weeks. Upon completion
of this phase, the intersection will reopen and construction
will begin on Phase 2.
Phase 2 closure - All three legs of the Stillwell
Beckett Road / Krucker Road intersection will close beginning
in approximately mid-July upon completion of Phase 1. Work on
Phase 2 is tentatively scheduled for completion by mid-August
at which time the intersection will reopen.
During each closure
access for local residents and businesses will be maintained
up to the project limits but motorists will not be permitted
to pass through the construction zone. Detours will be posted
for all thru traffic.
Detour for Stillwell
Beckett Road, both phases: Eastbound
Stillwell Beckett Road will detour south on U.S. 27, east on
Ohio 130, and north on Ohio 177. Westbound traffic will reverse
Access to Morman
Road (Phase 1):
Access to the section of Morman Road between Ohio 130 and Stillwell
Beckett Road will be from Ohio 130.
Access to Krucker
Road (Phase 2):
Access to Krucker Road will be from Ohio 130.