Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens reports that construction will begin June 4 on the
County's sixteenth modern roundabout. The intersection of Millikin
Road and Yankee Road in Liberty Township will be upgraded with
a single-lane roundabout including curb and gutter, lighting,
and new storm sewers for improved drainage.
A second nearby project
will take place concurrently. Efforts to improve storm drainage
on Millikin Road near Jackie Drive are already under way and
will continue into the first month of roundabout construction.
The area has been prone to poor drainage during heavy rains with
water sometimes overtopping the roadway. To correct the issue,
crews will install storm conduit from the north side of Millikin
down Jackie Drive to a nearby detention basin. Storm conduit
will also be installed on the properties to the east of Jackie
Drive and modifications will be made to the detention basin.
W.G. Stang, LLC of
Hamilton was awarded the contracts for both projects, having
submitted low bids of $686,169 for the roundabout and $980,279
for the drainage project. State OPWC funds, local BCEO match
money and Liberty Township funds will be used for the roundabout
project while funding for the drainage improvements is provided
by the Butler County Storm Water District and Liberty Township.
All work is scheduled
for completion by mid-August, weather permitting.
and Maintenance of Traffic
Millikin Road, Jackie
Drive, and Becky Drive will remain open for most of the drainage
project's duration; however, a short five-day closure of Millikin
east of Jackie will be necessary starting in June. Dates for
this closure are currently unspecified but will be posted and
the public and emergency services notified once the dates have
been determined. During this closure, local access to Millikin
Road east of Jackie Drive will be maintained from the Cincinnati
Dayton Road side. Residents of Jackie Drive, Becky Drive, and
Millikin Road west of Jackie will have temporary access through
the roundabout at Millikin and Yankee while it's under construction.
No other motorists will be permitted however. Once Millikin reopens
east of Jackie Drive local residents will revert to using this
section of Millikin until roundabout construction is complete.
For the roundabout
construction, all four legs of the Millikin Road / Yankee Road
intersection will close beginning Monday, June 4, 2018. The intersection
is tentatively scheduled to reopen the week of August 13, 2018.
During this closure
local access will be maintained for residents, businesses, and
emergency vehicles up to the project limits, but motorists will
not be permitted to pass through the actual construction zone
(with the exception of local residents during the five-day Millikin
Road closure). Detours will be posted for all thru traffic.
Detour for Millikin
Millikin Road traffic will detour north on Mauds Hughes Road,
east on Kyles Station Road, and south on Cincinnati Dayton Road
to Millikin. Westbound traffic will reverse this route.
Detour for Yankee Road: Northbound Yankee Road traffic
will detour east on Princeton Road, north on Cincinnati Dayton
Road, and west on Kyles Station Road to Yankee. Southbound traffic
will reverse this route.
Motorists are encouraged
to check the Road Closings
page here on the BCEO web site as the best source for possible
date and status changes concerning this closure.