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Clermont County S.R. 32 Bauer Road RCUT Set To Open

Clermont County (Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021) – Following several weather-related delays and materials shortages that affected operations and the schedule this fall, the Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) at state Route 32 and Bauer Road in Clermont County will be opening to traffic early next month.

On Wednesday, Nov. 24, new signals at each of the newly constructed loons on S.R. 32 to the east and west of the Bauer Road intersection will be set to flashing mode for a burn test of the signals. Then on Friday, Dec. 3, the signals will be set to stop-and-go operation and the loons for the RCUT will be open, with both routes in their final, permanent configuration.

Once the signals are operational and the loons for the RCUT are open to traffic, left-turn and cross-over movements from Bauer Road will be prohibited. Motorists traveling from either direction will be required to turn right onto S.R. 32 and either continue to the nearby loon, where they can make a legal U-turn at a one-way signalized crossover and proceed on S.R. 32 in the opposite direction or return to Bauer Road on the opposite side of the mainline route.

Left-turn movements from S.R. 32 to Bauer Road in either direction will continue to be permitted, and traffic at the intersection will be controlled by signals as well.

Barrett Paving Materials was awarded a contract for approximately $2.4 million to undertake the project, and after this next phase is completed and a winter hiatus, crews will return in the spring of 2022 to complete final paving operations and apply permanent pavement markings.

For additional information regarding the project and its background, visit S.R. 32/Bauer Road Intersection Improvement and follow the link to the Public Input site.