Dale Schwieterman, engineering deputy, said the overall traffic in that area has experienced 30 percent to 50 percent growth. He estimated traffic has grown from about 13,000 vehicles a day in 2008 to about 20,000 vehicles a day in 2014.
Butler County will be responsible to complete the necessary design work for the project using internal staff and will supervise the construction of the project, according to the agreement. Warren County will also supervise, monitor and inspect construction inside its borders.
According to the agreement, Butler County will be responsible for 60 percent of the costs of the project, which is estimated at $754,733; while Warren County will be responsible for about 40 percent or about $503,156 of the project costs.
Both counties have already applied for Ohio Public Works Commission funding for the intersection improvement project.