July 9, 2015 -- Beckett Road closure between Global Way and Barb's
Way has been postponed again. The new closing date is now Monday,
July 20, 2015. Originally scheduled for July 6 and then postponed
by a week, the start of construction has now been delayed by
two weeks due to persistent wet weather. The contractor, Barrett
Paving Materials, is behind on other road projects as a result
of the rain and is unable to start construction on Beckett Road.
The Beckett Road project also involves some off road dirt work
that requires drier conditions. If the rainy summer continues
and wet conditions prevail, this project and others may continue
to experience startup and completion delays. Original news release
text with revised closing and opening dates below.
June 29, 2015 -- Beckett Road closure originally scheduled for
July 6 has been postponed due to wet weather. Beckett Road has
been rescheduled to close beginning Monday, July 13, 2015. Original
news release text with revised closing and opening dates below.
Improvements to a portion
of Beckett Road between West Chester Road and Union Centre Boulevard
are set to get under way starting July 20. A 1,500-foot stretch of roadway will
be improved from Global Way to Barb's Way, according to Butler
County Engineer Greg Wilkens.
The project consists
of widening the existing lanes and shoulders, performing some
minor storm sewer upgrades, and resurfacing.
A construction contract
has been awarded to Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. of Middletown
which submitted a low bid of $248,863. A West Chester Township
TIF will fund the project.
All work is scheduled
for completion by mid-August, weather permitting.
Road Closing and Maintenance of Traffic
Beckett Road will close
between Global Way and Barb's Way for the roadway improvement
beginning Monday, July
20, 2015. The road
is tentatively scheduled to reopen the week of August 31, 2015.
During this closure,
local access will be maintained for residents, businesses, and
emergency vehicles but detours will be posted for all thru traffic.
Detour: Northbound Beckett Road traffic
will detour east on West Chester Road, then north and west on
Union Centre Boulevard to Beckett. Southbound traffic will reverse
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.