State Route 73 & State Route 741 Intersection

The Warren County Transportation Improvement District (WCTID) has been contracted by the City of Springboro to complete the reconstruction of the State Route 73 and State Route 741 Intersection.

Construction


Weather permitting, construction is to begin sometime by the end of June. The project is anticipated to last 12-14 months. We would please ask for everyone’s patience as the intersection is being reconstructed. Traffic is to be maintained during the entire project, however, there may be situations where the intersection might need to be closed for certain short periods of time to accomplish the work and to keep the construction crews safe. The City is aware that certain roads in proximity to the intersection may become “cut-throughs” as people try to avoid the intersection and we will be adding an additional police/speed presence at those locations during certain peak driving times to keep the traffic impact to adjacent neighborhoods to a minimum.

Updates


Project updates will keep residents informed as to the progress of the project. The website has a general overview of the project, project drawings and update photos. We will also try to keep residents informed through this newsletter, social media and our e-newsletter.

Project Highlights


The Reconstruction Project Will Include:
  1. Widening the intersection and providing additional turn lanes for eastbound SR 73 to northbound SR 741 traffic (Dual left turn lanes); additional turn lane for westbound SR 73 to northbound SR 741 traffic (Right turn lane); as well as additional turn lane lengths in the northbound and southbound directions. There will be no round-about or traffic circle as has been rumored.
  2. Upgrading traffic signals to mast arms so that signals are timed more efficiently to allow traffic to move through the intersection more smoothly, particularly during peak travel times.
  3. Providing improved pedestrian crossings.
  4. Upgrade drainage and utility systems in the intersection.

Project Benefits


Key Project Benefits Include:
  1. Safety upgrades, addressing capacity concerns by allowing more traffic to safely utilize the intersection and increase connectivity for pedestrians.
  2. Additional aesthetic improvements to provide a more attractive gateway to the entire City and the Historic Downtown.