Paul Gruner, P.E., P.S., Montgomery County Engineer, announced Nov. 6, 2020, that Chicken Bristle Road will be closed at the bridge between Farmersville-Johnsville Road and Fuls Road for the total rehabilitation of the bridge. A detour will be in place. Construction is planned to start on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, with the closure starting the same day. The bridge will be closed for 45 days, weather permitting.
Through traffic will be required to take the detours, which will be clearly posted. The eastbound detour will be Farmersville-Johnstown Road to Havermale Road to Clayton Road. The westbound detour will be Clayton Road to Havermale Road to Farmersville-Johnstown Road. The detour map is also attached to this notice.
The existing 51-foot-long bridge has reached the end of its serviceable life and will be extensively rehabilitated. The primary work will be to totally replace the adjacent prestressed concrete box beam superstructure with new prestressed concrete box beams. A key difference between the old superstructure and the new is a composite concrete deck instead of asphalt to help protect the
beams. Brumbaugh Construction, Inc. of Arcanum, Ohio, was the successful low bidder at $298,529.00 and will be constructing the project. Funds were secured through the Ohio Public Works Commission in the amount of $200,000.00 toward the construction of the project.
The patience of the public, their following of the posted detours, and their careful, safe driving during this period is greatly appreciated.