Sue Kiesewetter reports:
A portion of Hamilton-Mason Road near West Chester will be closed for three months in Fairfield Township so that it can be widened.
About 1,400 feet of Hamilton-Mason Road between the north and south legs of Morris Road, will close July 15. Only residents living in that section will be allowed access.
“We’ve been talking about this project for a few years,’’ said Chris Petrocy, spokesman for the Butler County engineer’s office. “It’s a safety issue, especially since development in the area has increased traffic.”
While the road is closed, crews will construct dedicated left turn lanes from Hamilton-Mason Road onto either leg of Morris Road. Rack and Ballauer Excavating Co. will do the work, after submitted the low bid of $348,991.
Money to pay for the project will come from the Butler County engineer’s budget. Weather permitting, the road is expected to reopen the week of Oct. 14.
Eastbound Hamilton-Mason Road traffic will detour north on Ohio 4 Bypass, east on Princeton Road and south on Liberty-Fairfield Road. Westbound traffic would reverse the route.
Nearby Tylersville Road is expected to open before work on Hamilton-Mason begins.
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