Busy Liberty Twp. road to close this weekend as $7M project continues

A road widening project is finally underway on Ohio 747 in Liberty Twp. Crews put out the orange barrels on Monday, Feb. 12 and the widening project is expected to last through September.The $7 million project will widen about one mile of the heavily traveled, two-lane stretch of road to five lanes — two northbound, two southbound, and a center turn lane — from Princeton Road to Millikin Road. Right turn lanes will be added on northbound 747 to eastbound Princeton Road and on eastbound Millikin Road to southbound 747. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
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A road widening project is finally underway on Ohio 747 in Liberty Twp. Crews put out the orange barrels on Monday, Feb. 12 and the widening project is expected to last through September.The $7 million project will widen about one mile of the heavily traveled, two-lane stretch of road to five lanes — two northbound, two southbound, and a center turn lane — from Princeton Road to Millikin Road. Right turn lanes will be added on northbound 747 to eastbound Princeton Road and on eastbound Millikin Road to southbound 747. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Ohio 747 will close between Princeton Road and Millikin Road over the weekend for multiple culvert replacements, storm sewer crossings, and water main installations.

The closure will begin Saturday morning, and the road is tentatively scheduled to reopen by Monday evening.

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This work is in conjunction with the $7 million Ohio 747 improvement project which got under way last month. The road will be widened from two to five lanes with the addition of right turn lanes, curb and gutter, storm sewers, and shared-use paths and sidewalks. Through traffic is being maintained for most of the project’s duration. Work is slated for completion by mid-September.

The detour will be: Northbound Ohio 747 traffic will detour west on Ohio 129, north on Bypass 4, and northeast on Ohio 4 to Ohio 747. Southbound traffic will reverse this route.

The county engineer’s office is also reporting a previously announced road closure in Madison Twp. for the Myers Road bridge replacement originally scheduled for Monday has been postponed until further notice. Work crews will be present clearing the site of brush; however, the bridge will close at a later date.

Motorists are encouraged to check the BCEO web site as the best source for possible date and status changes concerning this closure — www.bceo.org/roadclosings.

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