"Building Towards Butler County's Future"

Union Centre Boulevard Extension Grand Opening Information
Facts and Figures:

* The Extension runs 1.7 miles from State Route 747 to Seward Road
* The Extension opens up more than 600 acres for development
* New development will create over 600 new jobs
* Provides the City of Fairfield with a direct link to Interstate 75
* A fifteen acre wetland restoration and conservation project adjacent to the roadway
* A bike path can easily be made on the south side of the road
* The bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and abandoned Miami-Erie Canal spans 300 feet and comprises nearly 25% of the cost
* Overall the project will have taken 11 months from the first dirt moved to the opening of the road
* Project was 100% locally funded: City of Fairfield, Butler County Commission, West Chester Township and the BCTID
* The Contract Bid price was 15% less than the engineer’s estimate
* The project consists of 34.759 acres of right-of-way
* Over 77% of the right-of- way was donated saving several hundred thousand dollars
* All costs for the project should be within the $8 million budget

Media Advisory:
Contact: Denise Roberts - (513) 785-5800 Administrative Assistant
December 6, 2001
Butler County TID holds ribbon cutting to celebrate
the opening of the Union Centre Boulevard Extension
(formerly known as the Symmes Road Extension)

The Butler County Transportation Improvement District will host a ribbon cutting Monday at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate the opening of the Union Centre Boulevard Extension.

The new road will be a great asset to the area by providing a transportation link to the interstate highway system and opening a vast expanse of land for economic development in the region.

Agenda - Monday, December 10

11:00 a.m. Meet on the new Union Centre Boulevard Extension bridge (access the ribbon cutting site from SR 747 or Seward Road - please see directions.)

11:02 a.m. Comments from speakers.
Mike Samoviski, Executive Director, Butler County TID
Jim Blount, Vice-Chairman, Butler County TID
Dave Tacosik, President, West Chester Township Trustees
Art Pizzano, Fairfield City Manager
Greg Wilkens, Butler County Engineer
Mike Fox, President, Butler County Commissioners

11:25 a.m. Ribbon Cutting

Directions: Access the ribbon cutting site from SR 747 or Seward Road. The ceremony will be located at the bridge on the new road. Look for the tent. Please park on the new road.

Union Centre Boulevard Extension
The TID began the Union Centre Boulevard Extension project in late winter 2001. The project provides the opportunity to connect the existing Symmes Road from its terminus of Seward Road in the City of Fairfield to Interstate 75 at the new interchange at Union Centre Boulevard. The prospective benefits to the communities in southeastern Butler County are two-fold. Another east-west transportation link is established to enhance traffic circulation and access to the interstate highway system. Most importantly, the new roadway is the catalyst for continued economic development opportunities in the region.

The project is typical of the other TID endeavors that foster interagency cooperation and public-private partnering. The project is funded by the City of Fairfield, the Butler County Commissioners and West Chester Township. Gratis donation of the needed rights-of-way by the major developers in the area result in considerable cost savings.

For further information, please contact Denise Roberts, TID administrative assistant, at 785-5800.




Last Updated: November 3, 2008