Eight Mile-S.R. 32 Project Winding Up for Now

Construction is winding up on a months-long project that began mid-spring and closed Eight Mile Road at State Route 32. The result of the ongoing improvement is aimed at creating a safer, less congested intersection.

Final paving planned for next spring, with a new signal and traffic pattern to be implemented by late November.

Work on the $4.7 million project which installed what the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) calls a ‘Green T” intersection has gone smoothly overall, said Assistant Administrator for Operations Steve Sievers. The project is projected to be wrapped up on time and was not as disruptive as expected at the previously awkwardly configured intersection.

Except for new asphalt and striping, the entire project is expected to be substantially complete by mid-November, according to ODOT, which funded the improvements. After that time, the entire project should be in its final driving configuration with the traffic signal in place.

Work undertaken this fall included a landslide repair, paving, guardrails, and elevating Eight Mile Road, plus storm drain replacement on Route 32.

This key intersection on the eastern border of the township had been the site of numerous injury crashes over the years, with 39 incidents recorded by the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office at the intersection from 2017 to 2021.

“We are thankful ODOT is resolving this dangerous intersection. I think drivers, and especially those unfamiliar with that intersection, found the area hard to manage” said Trustee Chair Dee Stone. “Solving the problems of congestion and traffic flow with the Green T configuration will help motorists who travel into or across the northern part of Anderson Township.”

The Route 32-Eight Mile Road upgrade is just one of construction projects in this area, referred to as the “Eastern Corridor” and one of several causing traffic disruptions in the Eastgate area of Clermont County.

Work planned for next May or June includes final paving, striping and final seeding if needed. No major traffic disruptions are anticipated with that work.

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