Local

Construction on busy Mad River Twp. road starts today; Work could last 10 months

CLARK COUNTY — Construction on Enon-Xenia Road will start today, January 9, and continue for approximately ten months.

Roadwork will occur between Mud Run Creek and Green Vista Drive, according to an announcement from a spokesperson with the Clark County Engineer’s Department.

The spokesperson said that the contractor will close the road south of Rebert Pike to through traffic until May 31, 2023. A detour route will be made available.

The contractor will install the new storm sewer and drainage structures, sanitary sewer work, roadway, and shared-use path construction.

In phases two through four, the contractor will install a new water main along the west side of the road. One lane of traffic going northbound will be available while detouring southbound traffic.

The existing water main, gas line, and storm sewer will be removed and replaced with a new storm sewer trunk line, sidewalk, roadway, and driveways, the spokesperson said.

The contractor will then shift traffic to maintain one lane northbound while detouring southbound traffic. The detour will allow the construction of the remaining storm sewer, curb and gutter, roadway, and shared-use path.

In the last phase, the contractor will open the roadway to two-lane, two-direction traffic while working on the final course of asphalt on the road and placing permanent pavement markings, RPMs and signage.

Residents should pay attention to changes in traffic patterns and follow signs accordingly, the spokesperson said.