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New roundabout construction closes Beckett at Smith starting March 5
The Butler County Engineer’s Office (BCEO) announced plans for the county’s 15th modern roundabout at Beckett and Smith Roads in West Chester Township.
Construction will begin Tuesday, February 27; however, the intersection won't close until Monday, March 5 after a temporary access road has been built to allow access to the Beckett Meadows Condominium complex.
Effective March 5, all legs of the Beckett Road / Smith Road intersection, including the private Beckett Meadows Drive, will close for the roundabout construction. The intersection is tentatively scheduled to reopen the week of Monday, June 11, weather permitting.
During the closure, local access will be maintained for residents, businesses, and emergency vehicles up to the project limits, but motorists will not be permitted to pass through the actual construction zone. Detours will be posted for all thru traffic.
- Beckett Road: Northbound Beckett Road traffic will detour west on Union Centre Boulevard, north on Ohio 747, and east on Tylersville Road to Beckett. Southbound traffic will reverse this route.
- Smith Road: All Smith Road traffic will be detoured west on Smith to Ohio 747.
- Beckett Meadows Drive: Private Beckett Meadows Drive will be closed at the Beckett Road / Smith Road intersection. Residents of Beckett Meadows Condominiums will be required to enter and exit via a temporary extension of Spring Valley Court to Smith Road.
- Note about Beckett Ridge Boulevard: The Beckett Ridge Boulevard intersection at Beckett Road will remain open during construction; however, Beckett Road will only be accessible to the southeast.
The project involves construction of a single lane roundabout with curb and gutter, lighting and storm sewers. Additionally, a multi-use path for pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be constructed along the north side of the new roundabout, connecting to an existing path at nearby Beckett Ridge Boulevard.
Motorists are encouraged to check the BCEO web site as the best source for possible date and status changes concerning this project – www.bceo.org/roadclosings.