Some Butler County engineer’s projects went off virtually without a hitch, like the Yankee Road project that is still underway. Another major project, the widening of Ohio 747 to five lanes, has been delayed. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Major Butler County road widening project delayed

Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens removed $10.7 million from his department’s budget because the massive road widening and improvement to the major thoroughfare has stalled.

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Butler County had planned to start construction in the fall on widening Ohio 747 between Princeton and Millikin roads in Liberty Twp. The $7.12 million project called for widening the major thoroughfare to five full lanes and adding sidewalks on both sides of the roadway.

The project also included adding a turn lane on Millikin Road to Ohio 747 and a turn lane from Ohio 747 to Princeton Road.

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