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* News Release *
 
Thursday, August 6, 2015
For Immediate Release

BAKER ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT GETS UNDER WAY
Road Closing August 17
Milford Township

Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens reports that a bridge on Baker Road will be replaced beginning August 17. Located in northern Milford Township, the current bridge, which spans Williams Run, is a steel pony truss built in 1962. The Engineer's Office plans to replace the old bridge with a new, safer pre-stressed concrete box beam structure.

A construction contract for the project has been awarded to Brumbaugh Construction, Inc. of Arcanum, Ohio which submitted a low bid of $588,524. Funding consists of State OPWC grant money and local BCEO matching funds.

All work is scheduled for completion by mid-November, weather permitting.

Road Closing and Maintenance of Traffic

Baker Road will close 0.1 mile northwest of Somerville Road and 0.6 mile southeast of the Frazee Road intersection for the bridge replacement beginning Monday, August 17, 2015. The road is tentatively scheduled to reopen the week of November 16, 2015.

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: Northwestbound Baker Road traffic will detour west on Somerville Road, northwest on Ohio 177, north on Oren Road, and east on Frazee Road to Baker. Southeastbound 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.

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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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