Clermont County Engineer announces temporary road closure

The Clermont County Engineer’s Office has announced that Cider Mill Drive will be closed at Clough Pike beginning Monday, May 19.

Traffic will be detoured onto Terrace Drive for approximately three weeks while work to reconstruct Clough Pike continues.

Weather permitting, the work on Cider Mill Drive will be completed by Friday, June 6, and both lanes of traffic on Cider Mill Drive will reopen at that time.

The work on Cider Mill Drive is part of 1.3 mile widening and improvement project on Clough Pike between Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road and Gleneste-Withamsville Road.

The project will add a third travel lane along Clough Pike, a new center turn lane, as well as a sidewalk along the north side of the road.

Upgrades will be made to nearby traffic signals, and drainage improvements will also be completed along the project corridor.

Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger reiterated the importance of the Clough Pike work and its relationship to other improvement projects taking place throughout the county.

“We are making significant investments to improve our infrastructure in Clermont County,” said Manger. “In addition to the major improvements taking place at Interstate 275 and State Route 32, it is important that the local roadway networks are functioning as efficiently as possible. Getting in and out of residential neighborhoods, and making sure drivers have a safe and efficient commute once they exit mainline 32 or the highway interchange system that feeds into Clermont County is an important component of our overall transportation planning and improvement work.”

The Clough Pike Widening Project will reduce congestion and improve safety for drivers. A new sidewalk will provide better pedestrian access to schools, churches, parks and other destinations in the area.

All work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014. The project is being managed by the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District, with support from the Clermont County Engineer’s Office.