The Butler County Engineer’s Office reports that Millikin Road in Liberty Township is now open, after being closed between Liberty-Fairfield Road and Ohio 747 since Oct. 1 for a widening project.
Before the project began, Township trustees told The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Sue Kiesewetter that they were pleased that county officials were upgrading the road.
“It’s a well-needed improvement and addresses a safety issue,’’ Trustee Pat Hiltman told The Enquirer. “They’re taking an old farm road and bringing it up to current standards for safety.”
The project, which took place on a one-mile stretch of Millikin Road, included the widening of existing lanes from 10 to 12 feet. Furthermore, two-foot wide pave shoulders and a two-foot earth berm were added. Driveways and drainage features also had to be reconstructed to accommodate the widening.
In September, Kiesewetter also reported on other recent improvements to Millikin Road.
It is one of several projects – and the second improvement to Milllikin Road – completed in the last 12 months in the growing township. Last spring a section of the road between the north and south legs of LeSourdsville-West Chester Road was improved.
Other projects included adding a roundabout at Kyles Station and LeSourdsville-West Chester roads and the widening of Butler-Warren Road currently underway at the townships eastern edge.
“With recent and coming development in the area, Millikin Road is carrying more and more traffic,’’ said Greg Wilkens, Butler County engineer. “This project will make it much safer for cars, buses, and trucks which share the roadway.”
For more information on local road closures, visit www.bceo.org/roadclosings.