The Butler County Engineer's
Office reports that Yankee Road will open to thru and commuter
traffic beginning at 5:00 p.m. this Friday, December 15, 2017.
Construction on the Yankee Road improvement between Dutchland
Parkway and Princeton Road will be suspended for the winter months
and resume in spring 2018. Yankee Road and all connecting streets
will be open to thru traffic during this period. When construction
resumes, Yankee will be re-closed to thru and commuter traffic
but will remain open to provide access for local residents and
A significant roadway
improvement to Yankee Road was begun last July and scheduled
for completion in 2018. Favorable weather enabled crews to complete
the first four construction phases with only the final phase
remaining for 2018. That will involve work primarily from Maple
Creek Drive south to Dutchland Parkway. For the winter opening,
a base and mid-course application of asphalt was laid with temporary
striping in place. Once Phase 5 is complete a final surface course
of asphalt will be applied to the entire project with permanent
lane striping, signing, and signals installed.
Specifically, the project
involves widening Yankee Road between Dutchland Parkway and Princeton
Road from two to three lanes --- one lane in each direction with
a dedicated center left turn lane; a modern roundabout constructed
at Yankee and Princeton Road; one bridge replacement and another
widened; plus, adjustments to the roadway's vertical profile.
Additionally, sidewalk will be added between Dutchland and Wyandot
Lane and the signals at Dutchland and Yankee will be upgraded.
A construction contract
for the project was awarded to Barrett Paving Materials, Inc.
of Middletown which submitted a low bid of $4,071,271. Funding
consists of Federal and State grant money plus local Butler County
All work is tentatively
scheduled for completion by mid-June 2018, weather permitting.
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 project.
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For more information
Petrocy, BCEO Public Information Supervisor
Greg Wilkens, P.E., P.S.,
Butler County Engineer
Phone 513.867.5744 Fax 513.867.5849