The fill from around a damaged culvert under eastbound Roosevelt Boulevard gave way causing a small void in the pavement. Middletown officials closed that section of roadway late Thursday afternoon and said the damage was weather-related. Middletown officials hope to reopen the road sometime late Friday.

Middletown crews working to repair damage to key route to I-75

Scott Tadych, city public works director, said a small void formed in the pavement around a damaged culvert and that the damage was weather-related from the week’s and Thursday’s heavy rains.

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Roosevelt Boulevard/Ohio 122 is a key Middletown thoroughfare to Interstate 75.

That section, which is just east of South Breiel Boulevard intersection, was closed about 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon and officials hope to have it reopened by this evening at the earliest.

Traffic is being detoured from South Breiel Boulevard to Oxford State Road to Cincinnati-Dayton Road back to Ohio 122 east.

A Middletown Public Works Department crew were working in frigid temperatures to repair a section of eastbound Roosevelt Boulevard/Ohio 122 on Friday morning. Officials hope to have it reopened by Friday evening. Roosevelt Boulevard/Ohio 122 is a key Middletown thoroughfare to Interstate 75. ED RICHTER/STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

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