The Ohio Department of Transportation project to widen U.S. Route 33 in both directions between Hamilton Road (State Route 317) and I-270 began May 14.
Once completed, there will be three travel lanes for both east and westbound travel on U.S. 33. The project will also widen bridges over Big Walnut Creek. Work will occur in the existing right-of-way and does not require additional land. All lanes will be resurfaced.
Noise walls will be constructed. One 15 foot high noise wall will be built on the outside shoulder of U.S. 33 eastbound between the Big Walnut Creek bridge and west of Hamilton Road (State Route 317). A 19 foot high noise wall will be built near the right-of-way fence along U.S. 33 westbound east of the Hamilton Road interchange.
Repairs will also be made to the Gender Road (State Route 674) bridge over U.S. 33. This bridge was damaged after it was struck by a vehicle.
Traffic will be maintained during construction by constructing temporary pavement. Night time and weekend lane and ramp closures are permitted with posted detours.
The $14 million project is expected to be completed by October 2019. The purpose of the project is to improve travel and safety on U.S. 33 between I-270 and Hamilton Road (State Route 317) and to decrease congestion.
For information call (740) 833-8268 or go to transportationohio.gov.
Information provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation.