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* News Release *
 
Thursday, April 16, 2015
For Immediate Release

TYLERSVILLE ROAD TO GET THIRD EASTBOUND LANE
Construction Starts April 26
West Chester Township

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 challenging.

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.

Construction 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.

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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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