Motorists who travel
one of Butler County's busiest stretches of road will see some
relief once a major improvement project is completed this fall.
Tylersville Road will get a third eastbound lane between Interstate
75 and Cox Road as well as other upgrades, according to Butler
County Engineer Greg Wilkens.
"This has been
in the works for quite some time," he said. "It was
a complicated project to develop due to the already high traffic
volumes, proximity of businesses close to the roadway, and complexity
of utility relocations." There are numerous businesses which
front Tylersville Road and have direct access off the road, making
design and maintenance of traffic during construction particularly
Plans call for adding
a third eastbound thru lane from the I-75 northbound exit ramp
to Cox Road, improving the intersection at Dudley Drive / Kingsgate
Way with additional turn lanes and upgraded signals, and installing
sidewalk along the south side of Tylersville. The project also
includes storm sewer improvements and new signage and striping.
BCEO Traffic Engineer
Matt Loeffler noted that "these improvements will provide
congestion relief, reducing the potential for rear-end accidents.
The additional lanes on Kingsgate Way and Dudley Drive will increase
side street capacity, allowing more green time for Tylersville
Road." About 50,000 vehicles per day travel this stretch
of Tylersville so improving safety and facilitating smoother
traffic flow are critical, Loeffler noted.
and Maintenance of Traffic
Crews began moving
overhead and underground utilities last year in preparation for
construction, which is slated to get under way Sunday night,
April 26. A contract for construction was awarded to Ford Development
Corporation of Cincinnati which submitted a low bid of $2,063,079.
West Chester Township will contribute about $1.5 million to the
project with BCEO funds picking up the remaining portion.
All work is scheduled
for completion by mid-September, weather permitting.
The majority of construction
will take place between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Throughout the construction phase, all lanes on Tylersville will
remain open during the days and evenings, with some lane restrictions
possible during overnight hours. Dudley Drive and Kingsgate Way
will also experience some lane restrictions that may involve
days and nights. Full access will be maintained to all businesses;
however, thru traffic should consider alternate routes in an
effort to reduce congestion and avoid possible delays.