Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens reports that the Mauds Hughes Road bridge over Gregory
Creek will be replaced beginning July 7, 2014. The existing bridge
is a steel pony truss built in 1963. The Engineer's Office plans
to replace the old bridge with a new 3-span concrete slab structure
on a modified alignment. As part of the project the roadway approaches
to the bridge will be realigned to eliminate the sharp S-curves
and a small hump in the road just north of the bridge will be
A construction contract
for the project has been awarded to the John R. Jurgensen Company
of Cincinnati which submitted a low bid of $2,184,782. Funding
consists of State OPWC grant money and local BCEO matching funds.
All work is scheduled
for completion by mid-November, weather permitting.
and Maintenance of Traffic
Mauds Hughes Road will
close 0.6 mile north of Hamilton Mason Road and 0.5 mile south
of Princeton Road for the bridge replacement beginning Monday,
July 7, 2014. The road is tentatively scheduled to reopen the
week of November 10, 2014.
During this closure,
local access will be maintained for residents, businesses, and
emergency vehicles from either side of the bridge, depending
upon one's location, but motorists will not be permitted to pass
through the construction zone and detours will be posted for
all thru traffic.
Detour: Northbound Mauds Hughes Road
traffic will detour west on Hamilton Mason Road, north on LeSourdsville
West Chester Road, and east 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.