CENTRE BLVD. DDI CONSTRUCTION BEGINS THIS WEEK
West Chester Township
Butler County Engineer's Office reports that construction to
convert the Union Centre Boulevard/ I-75 interchange to a Diverging
Diamond Interchange (DDI) begins this week. The DDI will allow
for a free-flowing movement of traffic at a higher capacity with
additional lanes and a safe pedestrian crossing. Butler County
Engineer Greg Wilkens noted, "The DDI will eliminate left-hand
turns, so drivers won't have to wait for a left-turn signal to
get on the interstate."
of this momentous project will last for two seasons with the
utmost effort to minimize traffic delays at the interchange.
Traffic will be maintained with some lane closures and a four
or five-day road/bridge closure over a weekend. Motorists are
encouraged to have patience and expect possible delays.
Butler County Engineer's Office, together with West Chester Township,
will keep the traveling public well informed as to the progression
of the project for continued safe commuting.
UCB DDI project was awarded to the John R. Jurgenson Company
which submitted the bid of $19,998,662 and is funded with West
Chester Township TIF (Tax Increment Financing). "Infrastructure
improvements like the DDI project are consistent with the mission
of the TIF, which will provide a means for continued investment
by developers in commercial property keeping West Chester at
the epicenter of economic vitality in the region," said
Township Administrator Larry D. Burks.
Union Centre Boulevard/ I-75 interchange DDI project is tentatively
scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2020.
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For more information
Horton, BCEO Public Information Specialist
Greg Wilkens, P.E., P.S.,
Butler County Engineer
Phone 513.867.5744 Fax 513.867.5849