Cincinnati Dayton Road Improvement Project

Butler County Engineer's Office and West Chester re-imagine historic business corridor to enhance vehicle & pedestrian safety and ease traffic flow for better commerce and better travel experience

Project Overview

• Widen 1.1 miles of Cincinnati Dayton Road, from two to four lanes, from West Chester Road north to near the I-75 ramps - two northbound lanes, a center turn lane, and one southbound lane.

• Realign Station Road slightly to improve the LeSourdsville West Chester/Cincinnati Dayton Road intersection.

• Widen Cincinnati Dayton Road bridge over East Fork Mill Creek.

• Replace Station Road bridge over East Fork Mill Creek.

• Construct curbs and new ADA-compliant sidewalks on both sides of Cincinnati Dayton Road.

• Install new closed storm sewer system.


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Access to businesses in the Olde West Chester community will remain open and accessible during construction.

"Olde West Chester is one of the longest continually operating business districts in the community and new investment continues to revitalize the district while maintaining its character. This project demonstrates a commitment to preserve and invest in the future success of Olde West Chester. Sidewalks, roadway improvements to enhance travel, new lighting and a pocket park will all further define this corridor and re-imagine its historic roots," said Township Administrator Larry D. Burks.

Roadway construction projects are always impactful to those in its path. West Chester appreciates the continued support of the small businesses of Olde West Chester during this time and the patience of all involved is also greatly appreciated.

Project Timeline

Cincinnati-Dayton Road

Various utility crews have been working in the area for over a year to relocate above and below ground utilities, including electric, phone, and cable lines, plus water and gas mains. Once actual construction gets under way, the project will be built in two overlapping phases:

Phase 1 - Start: June 14, 2018. Construction from West Chester Road to Station Road including the Station Road realignment and bridge replacement. Suspend for the winter: December 2018. PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Phases 1 & 2 - Start: spring 2019. Resume Phase 1 and begin Phase 2 from Station Road to just south of the I-75 interchange. Complete: September 2019.

NOTE: While project construction is suspended for the winter, utility work will continue in the construction zone.

EW Scripps House on Cincinnati Dayton Road

Olde West Chester History Spotlight

This home was built in 1840 by Van Hise, according to plat records. In 1885, E. W. Scripps, newspaper publisher and founder of the E. W. Scripps Company, purchased the home on Cincinnati Dayton Road in Olde West Chester. He resided here for about 10 years before relocating to San Diego for the warmer climate. Together with his half siblings, E. W. founded The Detroit News in 1873 and The Penny Press (later the Cleveland Press) in 1878. He went on to acquire about 25 newspapers and founded United Press International. This was the beginning of a media empire that is now the E. W. Scripps Company.

The property is now owned by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Staying Connected During the Construction

The Cincinnati Dayton Road widening project includes 1.3 miles of roadway, extending south from Interstate 75, through Olde West Chester, and ending at the intersection with West Chester Road. This extensive improvement project impacts the businesses and consumers of these services, as well as the thousands of motorists who travel this corridor every day as part of their daily routines.

There are a number of ways to stay informed about this project:

  • This page will be regularly updated.

  • The Butler County Engineer's Office website .

  • At register to receive updates through email. Using the pop-up on the homepage of the website to subscribe to electronic news, select the Cincinnati-Dayton Road Improvement Project category (as well as others that may be of interest).

  • General Concerns, use Service Requests at

  • Immediate concerns Erich Ziegler, at 513-265-1678 (cell) or 513-785-2568 (office).

  • A monthly stakeholder meeting - 8 a.m., last Friday of the month at West Chester Township Hall.