Construction begins Monday on Eastgate roads | News
BATAVIA TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Construction is set to begin Monday for improvements that are being made Eastgate North Frontage Road and Eastgate Boulevard over State Route (SR) 32.
Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger announced on Wednesday that work will begin on both projects on Monday, April 22. Advance signage notifying drivers of related traffic impacts will be placed in the area this week.
“Improving safety, reducing congestion and supporting better traffic flow through the area are our primary goals for all of the work we do,” said Engineer Manger. “Transportation improvements in the Eastgate area will happen in a coordinated sequence,” he continued. “Last year, we began work on Eastgate North Frontage Road. We will continue – and complete – that work this summer. In addition to the Eastgate North Frontage Road work, we will also begin work on relocating the existing westbound entrance and exit ramps from SR 32 to Eastgate North Drive.”
Beginning Monday, April 22, all lanes of traffic on SR 32 will remain open, but lane widths on westbound SR 32 will be narrowed between Gleneste-Withamsville Road and Eastgate Boulevard through August 2013.
The construction of each of these projects builds upon the next. The improvements taking place at Eastgate North Frontage Road will lead to the work being done on Eastgate Boulevard, which will ultimately lead to the series of improvements that will take place at the I-275 & SR 32 Interchange.
The second phase of Eastgate project work includes the reconstruction and widening of the Eastgate Boulevard structure over SR 32, the relocation of the existing westbound entrance and exit ramps from SR 32 to Eastgate North Drive instead of Eastgate Boulevard, and the reconstruction of the westbound loop ramp from Eastgate Boulevard to SR 32.
Work on this project will continue through the summer, pause during the holiday season, and resume next spring, with a completion date in 2014.