Warren County (Wednesday, May 12, 2021) – The next phase of a dual bridge rehabilitation project is set to begin in Warren County, where contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will be rehabilitating the structure on U.S. Route 22 over the Little Miami River.
Construction consists of replacing the expansion joints, overlaying the bridge, patching the substructure, and upgrading the guardrail, and the project will require a full closure of U.S. 22 for up to 50 days.
Currently, the closure is scheduled to go into effect on Monday, June 7, and while U.S. 22 is closed, motorists will be detoured by way of Columbia Road, Western Row Road, I-71 and S.R. 48.
Due to anticipated increased traffic volumes on Old 3C Highway and other local routes, the left-turn movements at Socialville-Foster Road and Old 3C Highway and at Foster-Maineville Road and Old 3C will be prohibited. In addition, the Little Miami Scenic Trail will be closed where it crosses Old 3C Highway, although the trail will be open to the north and to the south of Old 3C. These changes are being implemented to ensure safety and minimize the overall impact to motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.
Motorists are encouraged to select alternate routes whenever possible, as they may experience traffic backups and significant delays, especially when traveling during peak travel times in the vicinity of the U.S. 22/3 bridge over the Little Miami River and in the Landen and Maineville areas.
The Great Lakes Construction Company was awarded a contract for approximately $7.3 million to rehabilitate the U.S. 22 bridge, as well as the S.R. 48 bridge at South Lebanon. Construction on S.R. 48 was completed in the summer of 2020, and the remainder of the project is scheduled to be completed by late August 2021.
For more information about the project, including a downloadable flier and detour map, visit the project page on ODOT’s web site by way of this link.