"Building Towards Butler County's Future"

State Route 747
The State Route 747 widening project begins just north of Port Union Road and the railroad tracks and continues north to its intersection with the new Michael A. Fox Highway. This project will upgrade SR 747 from two to four lanes, with turn lanes where appropriate.

Phase I, which was completed in September 2000, widened SR 747 from north of Port Union Road to just south of Smith Road.

For information on the remaining phases click here.

The Tylersville Road intersection with SR 747 illustrates how TID's local initiatives improved transportation and did so in a cost- and time-efficient manner. Traditional road authorities planned to add turn lanes to the busy intersection to meet an urgent need for better safety and traffic flow. But all this work would have to be torn up later when the entire road is widened to four lanes.

The TID, with the Butler County Engineer's Office and under a permit issued by ODOT, stepped in to make improvements to the intersection that would not be sacrificed later. The TID completed the project in one and a half years, compared to a predicted two years for the "quick fix" method. This "do it right the first time" approach saved Butler County taxpayers nearly $500,000 and avoided additional delays created by two separate renovations.




Last Updated: November 3, 2008