2 Butler County bridge projects to close streets this week: What to know

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Starting today, the first of two local bridge projects will begin and temporarily force drivers to find new routes.

The Butler County Engineer’s Office will be closing a portion of Elk Creek Road to begin a $211,851 emergency bridge repair project. The construction contract has been awarded to Jutte Excavating, Inc. to restore the truss, which will accommodate a one-lane bridge, signalized on both sides, according to the Engineer’s Office.

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The Engineer’s Office said the rehabilitation of the bridge will ensure safety for Madison Twp. motorists until it can be replaced in 2025.

Work to repair the Elk Creek Road Bridge in Madison Twp. will begin on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, and it is expected to last until Oct. 2. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF
Work to repair the Elk Creek Road Bridge in Madison Twp. will begin on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, and it is expected to last until Oct. 2. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

Elk Creek Road will remain closed 0.7 miles south of West Alexandria Road and 0.7 miles north of Ohio 122 and is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Oct. 2, according to the Engineer’s Office.

Until the repair is completed, northbound Elk Creek Road traffic will detour east/southeast on Ohio 122 and north/northwest on West Alexandria Road. Southbound traffic will reverse this route.

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A second bridge project will include road and ramp closures and detours for work on the Van Gordon Road bridge over Ohio 129 in Liberty Twp. beginning 10 p.m. Friday.

The closures will continue until 5 a.m. Sept. 21 which will include:

  • Full closure of Ohio 129 west from Interstate 75 north.
  • Full closure of the ramp from Liberty Way to Ohio 129 west.
  • Full closure of the ramp from Cincinnati-Dayton Road to Ohio 129 west.
  • Full closure of Van Gordon Road over Ohio 129.
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Traffic will be detoured using I-75 north, Ohio 63 west, Ohio 4 and Ohio 747.

Arrow boards and/or signs will alert motorists of the work zone and restrictions, and to ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.

All work will be contingent upon the weather. For ongoing traffic, construction and weather-related information, please check www.OHGO.com.