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* News Release *
 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
For Immediate Release

BONHAM ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO BEGIN
Road Closing March 29
Oxford Township / City of Oxford

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.

Road Closing 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 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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