Work begins June 13
at the Cincinnati Dayton Road / Kyles Station Road intersection
that will ultimately involve construction of a new single-lane
roundabout, according to Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens.
But first an underground natural gas pipeline needs to be lowered,
a process that will take about two months.
"This has been
one of our more challenging projects because of the pipeline,
which runs directly underneath the intersection," Wilkens
said. "The requirement by Texas Gas, owner of the pipeline,
that it be lowered prior to any road improvements made the project
cost prohibitive for the Engineer's Office. We've spent the better
part of a decade working to resolve the issue. After long term
negotiations with Texas Gas we were able to come to reasonable
terms and can now move forward with much needed safety improvements
at this intersection."
Once the pipeline has
been lowered crews will begin roundabout construction with completion
slated for mid-November, weather permitting. This will mark the
County's tenth modern roundabout as the BCEO continues its implementation
of these increasingly popular and safer alternatives to problematic
intersections. The project also includes curb, gutter, enhanced
lighting, and storm sewers for improved drainage.
Texas Gas will fund
the majority of and perform the pipeline relocation. Roundabout
construction will be handled by W.G. Stang, LLC of Hamilton which
submitted a low bid of $905,910. Funding for the roundabout project
will consist of 100 percent BCEO money.
and Maintenance of Traffic
All four legs of the
Cincinnati Dayton Road / Kyles Station Road intersection will
close beginning Monday, June 13, 2016 for the utility work and
roundabout construction. The intersection is tentatively scheduled
to reopen the week of November 14, 2016.
During this closure,
local access will be maintained for residents, businesses, and
emergency vehicles up to the project limits, but motorists will
not be permitted to pass through the actual construction zone.
Detours will be posted for all thru traffic.
Detour for Cincinnati
Dayton Road: Northbound
Cincinnati Dayton Road traffic will detour west on Millikin Road,
north on Yankee Road, and east on Linn Road to Cincinnati Dayton. Southbound traffic will reverse
Detour for Kyles
Eastbound Kyles Station Road traffic will detour south on Yankee
Road, east on Millikin Road, and north on Butler Warren Road
to Kyles Station. 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.