is coming to Butler County's Liberty Township. Beginning Monday, March
will get under way at the Millikin / Mauds Hughes Road intersection
as crews install a single lane modern roundabout, the County's
seventh, according to Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens.
has experienced a higher than average accident rate in the past,"
he said. "We believe that a roundabout is the ideal solution
given their proven success at reducing the incidence and severity
of accidents and the public's growing acceptance of them."
Wilkens pointed out that not only are drivers accepting the modern
roundabouts that have been popping up throughout Butler County,
but seem to be fully embracing them as safer alternatives at
problematic intersections: "We've received a tremendous
amount of positive feedback from drivers who, once they have
experience with the roundabouts, realize and understand their
A construction contract
for the project was awarded to W.G. Stang, LLC. of Hamilton which
submitted a low bid of $569,367. State OPWC money will be utilized
to pay for slightly less than half the cost with the remaining
amount consisting of local BCEO match money and Liberty Township
All work is scheduled
for completion by mid-May, weather permitting.
and Maintenance of Traffic
2/27/14 -- Closing postponed from March 3 to March 10 due to
predicted inclement weather. Possible winter storm early in the
week and unseasonably cold temperatures persisting into the remainder
of the week will prohibit construction.
All four legs of the
Millikin / Mauds Hughes Road intersection will close beginning
March 10, 2014 for
the roundabout construction. The intersection is tentatively
scheduled to reopen the week of May 19, 2014, weather permitting.
During this closure,
local access will be maintained 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 traffic.
Detour for Millikin
Millikin Road traffic will detour south on Ohio 747, east on
Princeton Road, north on Yankee Road, and west on Millikin. Westbound
traffic will reverse this route.
Detour for Mauds
Northbound Mauds Hughes Road traffic will detour east on Princeton
Road, north on Yankee Road, west on Kyles Station Road, and south
on Mauds Hughes. 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.