Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens reports that road improvements are coming to Millikin
Road in Liberty Township beginning in two weeks. A one mile stretch
between Liberty Fairfield Road and Ohio 747 will be wider and
safer when the project is completed later this fall.
The project will widen
the existing lanes from ten to twelve feet, add two-foot paved
shoulders plus an additional two-foot earth berm, and reconstruct
driveways and drainage to accommodate the pavement widening.
"The existing road is narrow with little or no shoulder,"
Wilkens said. "With recent and coming development in the
area, Millikin Road is carrying more and more traffic. This project
will make it much safer for cars, buses, and trucks which share
A construction contract
has been awarded to the John R. Jurgensen Company of Cincinnati
which submitted a low bid of $645,008. Funding will consist of
100 percent local BCEO money.
All work is scheduled
for completion by mid-November, weather permitting.
Improvements in Liberty Township
Liberty Township has
seen a number of road construction projects this year including
a road improvement on Millikin Road last spring about a mile
to the east. With that project, crews modified a section of Millikin
between the north and south legs of LeSourdsville West Chester
Road. Princeton Road was also recently improved at Alana Place;
a roundabout was added at Kyles Station Road and LeSourdsville
West Chester Road; Butler Warren Road is currently being widened
along the township's eastern edge; and, on the western border
Liberty Fairfield Road is slated for an upgrade beginning this
fall as well.
Road Closing and Maintenance of Traffic
Millikin Road will
close between Liberty Fairfield Road and Ohio 747 for the roadway
improvement beginning Monday, October 1, 2012. The road is tentatively
scheduled to reopen the week of November 19, 2012.
During this closure,
local access will be maintained for residents, businesses, school
buses, and emergency vehicles, but detours will be posted for
all thru traffic.
Detour: Eastbound Millikin Road traffic
will detour south on Liberty Fairfield Road, east on Princeton
Road, and north on Ohio 747. Westbound traffic will reverse this
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.