Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens reports that the intersection of Stillwell Beckett
Road and North Law Road is slated for an upgrade beginning next
week. Crews will widen the turning radius on the northwest corner
and replace a culvert pipe running under North Law, necessitating
a closure of the intersection's north leg during construction.
The intersection is
skewed at an angle that makes it difficult for right-turning
vehicles from southbound North Law onto Stillwell Beckett to
do so without crossing over into the opposing lane of traffic.
This project will make the turn much easier and safer, particularly
for large vehicles such as school buses.
A construction contract
for the project was awarded to Rack & Ballauer Excavating
Company located in the Ross / Crosby Township area which submitted
a low bid of $68,476. Funding will consist of 100 percent local
All work is scheduled
for completion by early September, weather permitting.
and Maintenance of Traffic
North Law Road will
close on the north side of the Stillwell Beckett Road intersection
beginning Monday, August 20, 2012. Stillwell Beckett Road and
the south leg of North Law Road will remain open during construction.
The north leg is tentatively scheduled to reopen the week of
September 3, 2012.
During this closure,
local access to North Law Road will be maintained from the north
for residents, businesses, and emergency vehicles up to the project
limits, but motorists will not be permitted to pass through the
actual construction zone. Detours will be posted for all thru
Detour: Northbound North Law Road
traffic will detour east on Stillwell Beckett Road, northwest
on U.S. 27, and west on Booth Road to North Law. Southbound 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.