Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens is working on plans to replace the Bonham Road bridge
over Four Mile Creek at the Oxford Township / City of Oxford
line. Located next to Leonard G. Howell Park, the existing bridge
is a single-span steel pony truss built in 1965. The Engineer's
Office proposes to replace the old bridge with a new three-span
concrete slab structure. As part of the project, the roadway
approaches would be realigned to ease the curves, increase sight
distance, and accommodate a safer approach.
A sidewalk/path along
Bonham Road is also proposed. Starting on the south side of the
road at the Miami University east stadium parking lot, the sidewalk
will head southwest to Howell Park, crossing Bonham Road to the
Park, then continuing along the north side of the road crossing
the new bridge to Yager Stadium Drive, improving safety for pedestrians.
In order to construct the project, 0.43-acres of permanent and
0.18-acres of temporary right-of-way would be needed from the
Park along the northeast side of Bonham Road. This acquisition
from the park will have a Section 4(f) de minimis impact. Click
to view a map which shows the project area, park impacts, and
the proposed new sidewalk/path.
Construction is slated
for 2016 at a current cost estimate of $2,104,000. Funding for
the project would consist of Federal and local BCEO matching
The BCEO is seeking
public comment concerning the proposed park acquisition. Please
direct all comments to the project design engineer:
P.E., S.I., Design Engineer
Butler County Engineer's Office
1921 Fairgrove Avenue
Hamilton, Ohio 45011-1965
Comments will be received
until January 21, 2015.