Plans change for West Chester road project after resident complaints

Motorists drive on Cincinnati-Dayton Road between West Chester Road and Interstate 75, a 1-mile stretch of road where improvements are planned to accommodate existing and projected traffic, reduce roadway congestion and improve motorist safety. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
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Motorists drive on Cincinnati-Dayton Road between West Chester Road and Interstate 75, a 1-mile stretch of road where improvements are planned to accommodate existing and projected traffic, reduce roadway congestion and improve motorist safety. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

One major West Chester road project is still on track, but will take two construction seasons to complete.

Work on the $7 million to $8 million Cincinnati Dayton Road widening from Interstate 75 to West Chester Road was scheduled to be done at night, but Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens said his department got some push back from neighbors.

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“We were discussing that but we met some resistance moving at night, because you’ve still got some residents sleeping in the area and around there…,” Wilkens said.

“I’ve got people trying to get a good night’s sleep and all the back up alarms and noisy equipment, so we decided we’re going to do it during the day,” he said.

The project will take two construction seasons to complete, he said.

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