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* News Release *
 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
For Immediate Release

YANKEE ROAD PROJECT UPDATE
Road to Open For Winter
Liberty Township

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 businesses.

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 funds.

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 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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