Sue Kiesewetter reports:
A 20-foot, bridge built in 1940 that crosses a branch of the Mill Creek will be replaced with a pre-cast concrete arch structure as part of a project that upgrades Liberty-Fairfield Road.
The road will be widened from 10 feet to 12 feet between Hamilton-Mason and Princeton roads. In connection with the widening a two-foot paved shoulder and two-foot earth berm will also be constructed.
The work – which will be done in both Fairfield and Liberty townships – will be done by Barrett Paving Materials, which submitted the low bid of $760,552.
The project will be paid for through state dollars and a match from the Butler County Engineer’s Office.
Work begins Oct. 1 and is expected to finish the first week of December. During that period the road will close to through traffic between Logsdon’s Woods Drive and Princeton Road. Access will be provided to residents, businesses, school buses and emergency vehicles.
While local access will be permitted, the road will close to all motorists at the bridge, located between Maple Crest Drive and Weathered Oaks Lane/Stone Creek Drive.
Northbound Liberty-Fairfield Road traffic will detour east on Hamilton-Mason Road, north on Ohio 747 and west on Princeton Road. Southbound traffic would reverse the route.
For more information or updates, go to www.bceo.org/roadclosings.