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Corwin Road to Close for Eight Weeks for Bridge Project

Lebanon, Ohio – Neil F. Tunison, the Warren County Engineer, would like to announce that effective Monday, June 1, 2015, Corwin Road (CR12) in Washington Township will be closed for eight (8) weeks. The closure is located just north of the southerly intersection of Oregonia Road and Corwin Road. The closure is anticipated to be complete on July 24, 2015, weather permitting.

The bridge will have the existing 24 ft deteriorated steel beam/concrete deck replaced with a new 28 ft steel beam/galvanized metal deck utilizing the existing concrete abutments.  The total project cost is estimated at $130,000.  The project will be funded by the Warren County Engineer.

The detour will utilize Olive Branch Road, Murray Road, Oregonia Road, Clarksville Road, SR73, US 42, Waynesville Road, Middletown Road, and Corwin Road.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - Closure of Maineville Road south of Testerman Park

Lebanon, Ohio – Effective immediately, Maineville Road (TR34), in Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio is closed for an evaluation of a bridge structure located between addresses 8573 & 8574. The closure starts at about 8oo ft south of Testerman Park. The extent of the closure period is still being determined.

The detour is posted and utilizes Hatt-Swank Rd (TR144) to SR 48 to Foster-Maineville Road (CR23).

The public’s cooperation is very much appreciated.

For more information, visit http://www.wceo.us/ or contact WCEO at (513) 695-3302.

Fosters-Maineville and Butterworth Intersection to Close for Ten Weeks

Lebanon, Ohio – Effective Monday, May 18, 2015, the intersection of Foster-Maineville Road (CR23) and Butterworth Road (CR156) in Hamilton Township will be closed for ten (10) weeks. The closure will include the entire intersection which is located between Old 3C Highway and SR48. The safety improvements at the intersection are anticipated to be complete on July 24, 2015, weather permitting.

Currently, the intersection of Foster-Maineville Road and Butterworth Road is below standards in terms of sight distance and safety. The safety improvements are being funded by County Road and Bridge Funds, Highway Safety Improvements Project Funds (HSIP) and ODOT Safety Funds (CSTP). The improvements being constructed include the widening of Foster-Maineville Road to include a left turn lane onto Butterworth Road (for westbound traffic turning south), new storm sewers, and a retaining wall. This project is being constructed to increase safety and sight distance at the intersection. The work is being constructed by Ford Development.

The detour will utilize Old 3C Highway, US22/SR3 and SR48.

Expect Early Delays on Grandin Road this Thursday

Lebanon, Ohio – As part of the environmental cleanup of the Peter’s Cartridge site, a tree is being removed along Grandin Road, located between the bike trail and the Little Miami River. This work will occur, weather permitting, this Thursday, April 30th, between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon, with possible periodic road closures occurring during that time. The traveling public should expect long delays. The Hamilton Township Police Department will handle the traffic control.

For more information, visit http://www.wceo.us/ or contact WCEO at (513) 695-3301.

Bridge Closure on Columbia Road in Turtlecreek Township

Lebanon, Ohio – Neil F. Tunison, the Warren County Engineer, would like to announce that effective Monday, April 6, 2015, the Columbia Road Bridge (CR15-7.94) in Turtlecreek Township will be closed for twelve (12) weeks. The closure will be on Columbia Road just south of US 42. The bridge project is anticipated to be complete on June 26, 2015, weather permitting.

The bridge will have the existing pre-stressed concrete box beam deck replaced with a new pre-stressed composite concrete box beam deck. The project has been designed by CDS & Associates. Construction will be completed by DDK Construction. The project is funded by the Warren County Engineer. 

The detour will utilize US 42 and Mason-Morrow-Millgrove Road.

For more information, visit http://www.wceo.us/ or contact WCEO at (513) 695-3302.

Daytime Closure on Union Road

Lebanon, Ohio – Neil F. Tunison, the Warren County Engineer, would like to announce that effective the week of Monday, March 30, 2015, Union Road (CR33) in Turtlecreek Township will be closed for three (3) days, from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. The daytime closure will be between Hendrickson Road and Greentree Road, weather permitting.

The detour will utilize Hendrickson Road to Shaker Road to Greentree Road.

For more information, visit http://www.wceo.us/ or contact WCEO at (513) 695-3302.

A New Road has been Named: Red Lion – Blackburn Way

Lebanon, Ohio – A new section of roadway that serves as a connecting road for Old SR 123 and SR 123 has been name Red Lion – Blackburn Way. The name Blackburn was used in honor of past County Commissioner Benjamin Blackburn who served intermittently between 1836-1851. A descendent of Commissioner Blackburn, Ruth Blackburn, age 94, was in attendance today for the installation of the new road sign.

A section of roadway that has been re-constructed with a cul-de-sac on both ends, and relies on the new Red-Lion Blackburn Way for access, has been renamed. Old SR 123 was given as the new name for the this portion of State Route 123 that had been removed from the state highway system and still serves the public good. A public hearing was held February 18, 2014 to take comments on the road name change that resulted in general consensus that a name change to Old State Route 123 was most preferable.

Both roads are located in Clearcreek Township, Ohio.

For more information, contact WCEO at (513) 695-3302.
 

Emmons Road to Close for Utility Work

Lebanon, Ohio – Neil F. Tunison, the Warren County Engineer, would like to announce that Wednesday, November 26, 2014, Emmons Road in Turtlecreek Township will be closed. The closure will be for one (1) day between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., weather permitting. The closure is to allow Asplundh to perform tree trimming/clearing for Duke Energy.

The detour will utilize Emmons Road and Oregonia Road.

The Warren County Engineer’s Office encourages drivers to stay alert and take your time when out on the road. We consider it a privilege to serve Warren County, to maintain a safe county road system and to help you get around our beautiful county.

For more information, visit http://www.wceo.us/ or contact WCEO at (513) 695-3302.
 

Shake Your Mailbox on November 1

Warren County observes 6th Annual Shake Your Mailbox

Lebanon, Ohio - The Warren County Engineer, Neil F. Tunison, P.E., P.S., asks residents to prepare for winter by shaking their mailbox.  The Warren County Board of Commissioners has signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, the “Shake Your Mailbox Day” in Warren County, Ohio. 

“In most instances where mailboxes are damaged, the snow plow doesn’t actually hit the mailbox, but the force of snow thrown from the roadway is enough to knock down a loose mailbox,” Tunison said.  “Damage to posts and receptacles can often be prevented by proper routine maintenance.”

Shake Your Mailbox Day started in 2008 as the innovative idea of one county in Michigan frustrated by residents’ complaints of damaged mailboxes.  In 2009, the Warren County Engineer’s Office was encouraged to join forces in the campaign by former local postmaster of the Oregonia Post Office, Ruth Fisher.  The campaign that generated a few chuckles at first has come to save homeowners both money and headaches.

Many homeowners have started the practice of changing batteries in smoke detectors and filters in furnaces when clocks are changed for daylight savings time.  In the same manner, Shake Your Mailbox Day reminds homeowners to prepare their mailbox for winter. “Taking time to tighten screws and secure mail receptacles now can prevent serious headaches later,” Tunison said.  “If the mailbox moves when shaken, it probably won’t withstand standard snow removal operations and should be repaired or replaced before winter.”

Although the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Warren County Engineer’s Office (WCEO) have policies in place regarding replacement of mailboxes that have clearly been hit by a snowplow, local road agencies have never assumed responsibility for mailbox damage caused by standard snow removal operations. 

Mailboxes are one of the only objects allowed by law to be placed in the road right-of-way. The location and construction of mailboxes must conform to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Postal Service and standards established by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).”

“We will be out in coming weeks marking roadsides and preparing for winter maintenance operations,” Tunison said.  “Each fall we find mailboxes that pose a serious roadside hazard to motorists and a liability risk for homeowners.  Although milk cans filled with concrete, brick structures and other items are artistic, they present significant dangers to motorists.”

If you have questions on what is permitted, please contact the Warren County Highway Department at (513) 925-3329 or visit our "Shake Your Mailbox" link found on the home page. 

The Warren County Engineer’s Office encourages drivers to stay alert and take your time when out on the road. We consider it a privilege to serve Warren County, to maintain a safe county road system and to help you get around our beautiful county.
 

PROCLAMATION: Nov 1st - "Shake Your Mailbox" Day

The Warren County Board of Commissioners signed a proclamation today declaring this Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, the “Shake Your Mailbox Day” in Warren County, Ohio.


In the picture: L to R, Commissioner Tom Ariss, Engineer Neil Tunison, Commissioner Pat South, Commissioner David Young, Highway Deputy of Operations Mark Dawson, Public Relations Coordinator Savannah Shafer
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