The 2016 BCEO construction
season revs up in a big way starting March 29 with the $1.7 million
replacement of the Bonham Road Bridge over Four Mile Creek, according
to Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens.
Located at the Oxford
Township / City of Oxford line next to Leonard G. Howell Park,
the existing bridge is a single-span steel pony truss built in
1965. The Engineer's Office plans to replace the old bridge with
a new three-span concrete slab structure. As part of the project,
the roadway approaches will be realigned to ease the curves,
increase sight distance, and accommodate a safer approach. A
sidewalk / multi-use trail will also be constructed along the
roadway and across the new bridge.
A construction contract
for the project has been awarded to Eagle Bridge Company of Sidney,
Ohio which submitted a low bid of $1,735,132. Funding consists
of 100 percent Federal grant money.
All work is scheduled
for completion by late August, weather permitting.
and Maintenance of Traffic
Bonham Road will close
0.1 mile northeast of Shadowy Hills Drive and 0.4 mile southwest
of Tallawanda Lane for the bridge replacement beginning Tuesday,
March 29, 2016. The road is tentatively scheduled to reopen the
week of August 29, 2016.
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: Eastbound Bonham Road traffic
will detour west on Sycamore Street in Oxford, north on Ohio
732 into Oxford Township, northeast on Somerville Road, and south
on Oxford Milford Road to Bonham. Westbound 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.