"Building Towards Butler County's Future"

Union Centre Boulevard
On October 5, 2000, the TID hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Union Centre Boulevard and its intersection with State Route 747.

The opening created another direct route to I-75 from SR 747. Remarks were made by Greg Wilkens, fromer TID executive director; David Tacosik, West Chester Townshiop Trustees; Chuck Furmon, Butler County Commissioners; and Chris Wunnenberg, Schumacher Dugan Construction.

The extension of Union Centre Boulevard is starting to open many acres for development. Recently, Biggs Foodstore opened a store on the corner of SR747 and Union Centre. There are also plans under way for other development in the area. The road will also help ease traffic congestion on SR 747 and other secondary roads in West Chester Township.

Dedication Ceremony - November 25, 1997
Over 600 people gathered over I-75 to celebrate the dedication of the new Union Centre Boulevard I-75 Interchange.
 
     
 
Mike Fox, former Butler County Commissioner and former TID Board of Trustees.
 
Former Governor George Voinovich was the featured speaker at the ribbon cutting.
     
Former Governor Voinovich meets with guests after the Union Centre ribbon cutting.
     
Project Funding
West Chester Township $ 9,916,665.56
Butler County $ 6,870,000.00
City of Fairfield $ 155,143.49
Miscellaneous $ 6,563.86
Private Sector Funding $ 7,050,000.00
   
Total $ 23,998,373.00
 
Schumacher Dugan Construction contributed approximately $6 million to the project in right-of-way and construction services.
 
Construction
 
     
 
     
On August 10, 1997, crews began laying the steel beams for the bridge over I-75. Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., traffic was rerouted over the new exit and entrance ramps. This new method of traffic management during bridge construction was very successful. It allowed maximum efficiency for construction crews. More importantly, it was the safest alternative for I-75 drivers. Expected to take four weeks, this part of the project was finished in only eight nights.
 

 


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Last Updated: November 3, 2008