Factory Road Bridge Reconstruction Project
The City of Beavercreek’s Engineering Division and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) are hosting a public involvement meeting regarding the reconstruction of the bridge along Factory Road. The meeting will take place Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the council chambers of Beavercreek City Hall, located at 1368 Research Park Drive.
The new bridge, spanning Little Beaver Creek, will feature an additional traffic lane and sidewalks on both sides. The purpose of the public meeting scheduled for November 2 is to deliberate the project, its proposed enhancements with the community, address inquiries, and collect input from the community.
The meeting will be open-house style and you may come any time between 5 and 7 p.m. Anyone needing special meeting assistance should call (937) 427-5513 by October 26, 2023.
For additional information, contact the city’s engineering division by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (937) 427-5513. Residents can also submit comments regarding the project by December 4, 2023 by clicking here.
About the Project
The current bridge along Factory Road is narrower than the adjacent roadways located to the north and south of the bridge, which has led to traffic congestion. Additionally, the bridge is situated within a FEMA floodplain, making it susceptible to flooding during significant storm events. This vulnerability has posed challenges to both the safety of commuters and the structural integrity of the bridge. Furthermore, the bridge is not wide enough to accommodate pedestrian traffic, which has resulted in a lack of connectivity for pedestrians between the two sides of the bridge.
This reconstruction project aims to address these limitations and make several improvements to the bridge. The new bridge will include an additional lane to widen and align it with the adjacent pavement widths. This change is expected to alleviate traffic congestion issues and improve traffic flow. The project will also raise the elevation of the bridge to mitigate the impacts of flooding during larger storm events. The project will also include the construction of a pedestrian path alongside the bridge, connecting the Creekside Trail to the pedestrian crossing established by ODOT during the Superstreet project.
The total project is estimated to cost approximately $627,000. A majority of the project, $344,850, will be covered by federal grants. The city is responsible for $282,150, which will be sourced from the city's street levy fund.
The city plans to acquire the additional right-of-way necessary for the construction of the new bridge in 2024. The construction of the new bridge is currently scheduled to take place during the summer of 2025. The city plans to time the closure of Factory Road as closely as possible to the school district's summer break to minimize disruptions.