Warren County bridge, bike trail set to reopen next week on schedule

This section at Old 3-C Highway along the Little Miami State Park bike trail will reopen as the Ohio Department of Transportation completes rehabilitation work on the U.S. 22/Ohio 3 bridge in southern Warren County. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will have other closures of the trail for various improvement projects. The bridge and bike trail were closed for 50 days for the project that was completed on schedule. ED RICHTER/STAFF
This section at Old 3-C Highway along the Little Miami State Park bike trail will reopen as the Ohio Department of Transportation completes rehabilitation work on the U.S. 22/Ohio 3 bridge in southern Warren County. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will have other closures of the trail for various improvement projects. The bridge and bike trail were closed for 50 days for the project that was completed on schedule. ED RICHTER/STAFF

U.S. 22 Bridge Rehabilitation Nearing Completion

The U.S. 22/Ohio 3 bridge work in Warren County is nearing completion, and the structure is set to reopen next week on schedule after it was closed for nearly two months.

Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation on June 7 closed the bridge on U.S. 22 over the Little Miami River. Following 50 days of construction, crews will reopen the route late afternoon Tuesday, officials said.

With U.S. 22/Ohio 3 reopening, restrictions also will be lifted on Old 3C Highway, as well as Socialville-Fosters Road, which will be reopened to eastbound motorists, according to ODOT.

However, Fosters-Maineville Road will remain closed through early August for crews to install pier protection on the columns along the roadway under U.S. 22. A full, seven-day closure will begin Monday in both the west and eastbound directions between Old 3C and Butterworth Road, officials said.

Local residents’ driveways located within the closure will be accessed from the Butterworth Road side, as the road will be open from the Butterworth intersection to address 1634. The detour route for the closure will be Old 3C to U.S. 22/Ohio 3 to Ohio 48, according to ODOT.

ExploreConstruction will impact Little Miami State Park Trail through July

The Great Lakes Construction Co. was awarded a contract for approximately $7.3 million to rehabilitate the U.S. 22 bridge/Ohio 3. The work consisted of replacing the expansion joints, overlaying the bridge, patching the substructure, and upgrading the guardrail.

Although crews have minor finishing work to complete on U.S. 22/Ohio 3, there should be little to no affect for motorists during the remainder of the project, officials said.

The Little Miami Scenic Trail also was closed for some improvements where it crosses Old 3C Highway to assure the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. The trail will be open to the north and to the south of Old 3C.