The Hamilton County Engineer Theodore B. Hubbard would like to announce that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is replacing the North Bend Road bridge over I-74 as part of an I-74 Rehabilitation Project. The work is being performed by Sunesis Construction Company, and is anticipated to last until the fall of 2017.
Traffic will be maintained during construction.
Due to inclement weather, work originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 10 has been moved to Friday, May 13.
Beginning on Friday, May 13th one lane will be maintained on north bound North Bend Road. A lane closure will be in place on south bound North Bend Road from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. All lanes of traffic will be moved to the east side of the North Bend Road bridge so work can begin on the west side of the bridge, which currently carries southbound North Bend Road traffic. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on the east side of North Bend Road from north of Boomer Road to south of West Fork Road, with an approximate seven foot shoulder provided on the west side of the eastern bridge in the event emergency vehicles need to get through the work zone. This traffic pattern will remain in effect until approximately the end of the year.
The traveling public should expect delays in the area. A local northbound alternate route has been posted by the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office from North Bend Road to Boomer Road to Race Road to West Fork Road to North Bend Road.
Highway advisory radio (HAR) 1700 AM is being used to provide notice of upcoming traffic pattern changes, interstate travel times, incident notification and a recommendation that local deliveries take place in off peak hours. A citizens band announcement will also be broadcast to warn users to avoid the North Bend Road/I-74 interchange. Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the work zone and the lane and ramp closures and the traffic switch. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.
Problems or questions should be directed to the Ohio Dept of Transportation, District 8 Communications Manager Brian Cunningham at 513-933-6517 or Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist at 513-933-6534 or email at D08PIO@dot.ohio.gov
For information on other County Engineer projects, please visit their website at: www.hamilton-co.org/engineerFire Department 2015 Run Totals
Green Township Fire & EMS recorded a slight increase in emergency runs for 2015. Since 2014 was the previous record year, this again sets a new record. It is also the first time the department saw an average of 20 emergency runs per day.
In 2014, the department responded to 7257 emergency runs (fire and EMS). In 2015, there were 7307 runs, an increase of 50 runs. Emergency medical calls again represented the majority of responses with 5694, while there were 1613 fire runs.
For more information, visit: http://greentwp.org/departments/fire-ems/fire-ems-statistics/