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* News Release *
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
For Immediate Release

Liberty Township

The Butler County Engineer's Office reports that Yankee Road will close between Dutchland Parkway and Maple Creek Drive beginning Monday, March 26, 2018 as the final construction phase of the Yankee Road widening gets under way. Construction was suspended in mid-December for the winter and the road was reopened to thru traffic.

Yankee Road will close to thru and commuter traffic but access will be maintained for local residents and businesses. Wilhelmina Drive will be closed at Yankee Road necessitating that residents of Dutchland Woods and adjoining subdivisions enter and exit via Dutchland Parkway or Maple Creek Drive. Additionally, the north access drive to the Lakota YMCA will be closed. YMCA access off of Yankee Road will be via the south drive only.

Yankee Road detour for thru and commuter traffic: Northbound Yankee Road traffic will detour north on Cincinnati Dayton Road and west on Princeton Road to Yankee. Southbound traffic will reverse this route.

Project Review

A significant roadway improvement to Yankee Road from Dutchland Parkway to Princeton Road was begun last July and is scheduled for completion by the end of this May. Favorable weather last year 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.

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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