Culvert Rehab Project Slated To Begin In Preble County
(Tuesday, February 11, 2020) – A culvert
rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin later this month in Preble County,
with contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation repairing or
replacing culverts at locations on Interstate 70, US 35 and SR 177.
On Monday, February 17, crews from
Eclipse Company, LLC are scheduled to begin working on I-70 to repair a culvert
situated between the SR 726 and CR 9 (Monroe Central Road) overpasses. I-70
will be reduced to one lane in either direction, and all work should be
completed by late April.
Following this project, the contractors
will move operations to SR 177 to replace a culvert at the route’s intersection
with CR 30 (Oxford Germantown Road). Construction is scheduled to begin in
mid-May, and throughout the project, SR 177 will remain open to traffic but may
be subject to temporary, single-lane restrictions with traffic maintained by
flaggers as needed.
Oxford Germantown Road will be closed on
the east side of SR 177 for up to 14 days beginning June 1, and while it is
closed, traffic will be detoured via US 127 and Somerville Road in Butler
Then, in July, US 35 and CR 16
(Crawfordsville Campbellstown Road) will be closed for up to 21 days for a
culvert replacement project at their junction. The closure is scheduled to go
into effect July 6, and US 35 traffic will be detoured via SR 320, US 40 and US
127. Crawfordsville-Campbellstown Road traffic will be detoured by way of
Oxford Gettysburg Road, Washington Jackson Road and Toby Road.
A contract was awarded to Eclipse
Company in the fall of 2019 for approximately $507,000, and all work will be contingent
upon the weather. Although the timetable for each project is subject to change,
all construction is scheduled to be completed in late August.