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U.S. 22 and SR 48 bridges rehabilitation

Bridge Preservation

Project Status

  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion

About the project

The total project includes rehabilitating the S.R. 48 bridge over the Little Miami River at South Lebanon, as well as the U.S. 22 Little Miami River bridge at Foster in Warren County. 

More specifically, construction will include rehabilitating the S.R. 48 bridge by replacing the expansion joints, overlaying the bridge, replacing the barriers, patching the substructure, painting, replacing abutment bearings, and upgrading the guardrail. On U.S. 22, construction consists of replacing the expansion joints, overlaying the bridge, patching the substructure, and upgrading the guardrail. The project will require a full closure of both structures; however, the routes will not be closed concurrently.

Beginning June 1, 2020, the S.R. 48 bridge will be closed for up to 75 days, and traffic will be detoured by way of I-71, S.R. 123 and U.S. 22. This phase of the project is scheduled for completion in late August 2020.

Construction on U.S. 22 will take place during the 2021 construction season, with a 50-day closure currently anticipated to go into effect June 1, 2021. U.S. 22 traffic will be detoured via Columbia Road, Western Row Road and I-71. Restrictions will also be in place on Old 3C Highway at the intersection with U.S. 22 during construction on the bridge.

The entire project is scheduled for completion in late August 2021, and all work will be contingent upon the weather.


Click on the links under Related Resources to the right to download the project overview and detour map below.

Project Overview Detour Map

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News Alerts

U.S. 22 Lane Restrictions Scheduled

9/2/20 - Single-lane restrictions will be in effect tomorrow night on U.S. 22/3 at the Little Miami River bridge in Warren County.

Prep Work Continues For S.R. 48 Bridge Rehab

5/15/20 - Preparation continues for a bridge project on state Route 48 at South Lebanon in Warren County, where contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will be rehabilitating the structure over the Little Miami River.

Restrictions In Place For SR 48 Bridge Rehab

4/21/20 - Single-lane restrictions are in place for a bridge rehabilitation project on state Route 48 in Warren County.

Bridge Rehab Project Set to Begin over Little Miami River in Warren County

4/16/20 - As part of a nearly $20 million construction season in Warren County and the Ohio Department of Transportation’s overall bridge preservation program, a bridge rehabilitation project over the Little Miami River is set to begin in Warren County.