The bridge over the Little Miami River on State Route 48 will close on Monday, June 1, 2020, for up to 75 days.
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.
For the latest updates from ODOT on the project, click HERE.