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Work to Begin on SR 4 Bypass ‘Superstreet’ Construction

 Butler County (Tuesday, May 11, 2010) Work to construct a “superstreet” intersection at the State Route 4 Bypass and Tylersville Road will begin Wednesday, May 12.

 The $11,000,812 contract was awarded to the J.R. Jurgensen Co.

 Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this project is one of several superstreet intersections planned for construction along the SR 4 Bypass corridor. A $5,093,049 contract was awarded to J.R. Jurgensen to construct a similar intersection at Hamilton Mason Road. A third project at Symmes Road is scheduled for later this summer.  In addition to the work at each intersection, these projects will widen the Bypass from just south of Symmes Road to State Route 129.

 During the first phase of construction at the Tylersville intersection, work will begin on the west side of the Bypass, with traffic maintained on existing lanes.

 The first of this type of intersection to be constructed in Ohio, the superstreet is designed to improve safety and travel time through the SR 4 Bypass corridor, reducing delays by up to 90 percent compared to a conventional intersection.  It also features fewer conflict points than a conventional intersection, reducing the number of crashes that could occur.

 Upon completion of  work at the three intersections, the operation of traffic on SR 4 Bypass will proceed unchanged. Traffic on Tylersville, Hamilton Mason and Symmes desiring to proceed through or left will need to turn right at the intersection to access a U-turn lane. A simulation of how a superstreet intersection works can be viewed at: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/d08/Pages/default.aspx

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For more information contact:

Sharon Smigielski, Public Information Officer, at (513) 933-6511

Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534