Arthur said the rehab project will provide the city another estimated 50-year life span of the bridge without having to close the road to make the improvement. With Hankins Road being the only other access point to the large businesses south of the bridge, the city could not properly detour the truck traffic to replace the bridge in a typical construction process, Arthur said.
“Due to the uniqueness of this project, we were able to secure emergency grant funding through the Ohio Public Works Commission,” Arthur said.
Arthur said the city is currently reviewing shop drawings and the contractor will be ordering they bridge materials and begin construction in four to six weeks.
The project has a Nov. 30 completion date, he said.
Arthur said that the Butler County Transportation Improvement District is partnering with the city for grant funding and assisting with project review.