Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens reports that Liberty Fairfield Road is slated for
an upgrade between Hamilton Mason Road and Princeton Road starting
October 1. 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. Additionally, a small bridge
built in 1940 will be replaced with a new pre-cast concrete arch
structure. The 20-foot span crosses a branch of the Mill Creek.
A construction contract
for the project was awarded to Barrett Paving Materials, Inc.
of Cincinnati which submitted a low bid of $760,552. Funding
will consist of State OPWC money and local BCEO matching funds.
All work is scheduled
for completion by early December, weather permitting.
Fairfield Road Closing and Maintenance of Traffic
Liberty Fairfield Road
will close to thru traffic between Logsdon's Woods Drive and
Princeton Road beginning Monday, October 1, 2012. While local
access will be permitted, the road will be closed to all motorists
at the point of the bridge replacement, located between Maple
Crest Drive and Weathered Oaks Lane / Stone Creek Drive.
During this closure,
all thru traffic will be detoured but local access will be maintained
for residents, businesses, school buses, and emergency vehicles;
however, local access will be limited to either the north or
south side of the bridge project, depending upon one's location.
The road is tentatively
scheduled to reopen the week of December 3, 2012.
Detour: Northbound Liberty Fairfield
Road traffic will detour east on Hamilton Mason Road, north on
Ohio 747, and west on Princeton Road. 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.