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* News Release *
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
For Immediate Release

Ohio 4 to Great Miami River Bridge

The next in a phased series of improvements to Liberty Fairfield Road will get under way starting in early June. Plans call for widening the road to five lanes from just north of Ohio 4 to the Great Miami River bridge. The current two lane configuration is no longer adequate for handling the increased traffic volumes, according to Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens.

"Traffic backups have become increasingly more common, especially at rush hour," he said. "Retail and residential development in the immediate area as well as to the north in Trenton have placed an increased demand on this stretch of roadway." Liberty Fairfield Road and its northward extension, Wayne Madison Road, which it becomes north of the river, is the primary connection between the growing Trenton area and bustling southeast Butler County. It is the only river crossing in that part of the County.

Liberty Fairfield Road: Lots of Improvements

This widening project is one of many improvements to Liberty Fairfield Road in recent years and more are on the way:

  • A new bridge over the Great Miami River was completed in 2009 and still stands as the most expensive bridge project ever on the County road system.
  • In 2013, Liberty Fairfield was improved from Princeton Road south to the roundabout at Hamilton Mason Road, which was installed in 2008.
  • Last year saw a major upgrade to the intersection at Ohio 4 which added turn lanes, increased capacity, and upgraded signalization.
  • Additional improvements will be made to Liberty Fairfield Road south of Route 4 to Millikin Road in 2016 when the road will be widened to three lanes.

Construction Timeline and Maintenance of Traffic

The current project along Liberty Fairfield Road will begin in early June and is scheduled for completion in mid-October, weather permitting. There will be no road closures during construction. Traffic will be maintained at all times.

A contract for the project was awarded to Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. of Cincinnati which submitted a low bid of $2,248,314. The BCEO secured a federal grant through OKI (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments) to pay for the majority of the work while local BCEO funds will be used to round out the balance of the cost.

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For more information contact:

Chris Petrocy, BCEO Public Information Supervisor
Greg Wilkens, P.E., P.S., Butler County Engineer
Phone 513.867.5744 • Fax 513.867.5849

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