Preble County (Thursday, March 16, 2023) – Construction for an intersection improvement project on U.S. 127 at state Route 725 (West Central Avenue) in the village of Camden is scheduled to begin, and lane restrictions will go into effect at the end of this month.
On Wednesday, March 29, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will begin work on the project, and daily flagging operations will be in place on U.S. 127 North and South, between Bloomfield Street and South Street, from approximately 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The entire project calls for installing left-turn lanes on U.S. 127, upgrading the signal at the intersection with W. Central Avenue, and redefining access points along W. Central. Throughout most construction, U.S. 127 and W. Central Avenue will remain open to motorists, and traffic will be maintained with the use of flaggers.
During the initial phase of construction, Bloomfield Street will be closed at its junction with U.S. 127 to allow for the minor widening along the east side of U.S. 127 and curb construction onto W. Central Avenue; this closure will be in place for the duration of the project. Later in the project, when operations shift to W. Central Avenue, Douglas Street will be closed at W. Central, and this will be a permanent closure.
Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. was awarded a contract for approximately $1.48 million to complete the project, and all work is scheduled to be completed in May of 2024.
All work will be contingent upon the weather, and for ongoing traffic, construction and weather-related information throughout the state, please visit www.OHGO.com.