Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Widening

Project Scope:

The Branch Hill-Guinea Pike widening project will add a center turn lane and paved shoulders on Branch Hill-Guinea Pike, as well as a sidewalk along the east side of the road from Bridle Path Lane to Jer-Les Drive. Drainage improvements also will be made. In addition to the roadway work, improvements will be made at the intersection of Branch Hill-Guinea Pike and Cook Road/Weber Road, which include upgraded traffic signals and designated turn lanes.

Start of Construction:

June 2018

Community Benefit:

The Branch Hill-Guinea widening project is being completed in partnership with Miami Township and Milford Schools to improve access to Boyd E. Smith Elementary School and support safer travel along Branch Hill-Guinea Pike. A center turn lane will support smoother travel and help to reduce potential accidents by separating turning traffic from through traffic. The addition of a new sidewalk will provide safer pedestrian access in the area, and drainage improvements will enhance stormwater management along the road and in the surrounding subdivisions.

Estimated Completion Date:

Fall 2018

Estimated Construction Cost:

$2,500,000

Project Documents:

Here are some recent photos as work progresses in the project area:

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Project Status

The Branch Hill-Guinea Pike widening project will be completed in three phases:

Phase 1 is expected to last approximately seven weeks, from June 4 through July 20.

During Phase 1, work will take place on northern end of Branch Hill-Guinea Pike and Cook Road.A detour will be put into place for through traffic. Access within the project area will be maintained for local property owners only. Permissible traffic movements during this phase will be:

  • Right turn only from Branch Hill-Guinea Pike to Weber Road
  • Left turn only from Weber Road to Branch Hill-Guinea Pike

Click to view the project map for Phase 1Click to view the detour map for Phase 1

Phase 2 is expected to last approximately four weeks, from July 20 through August 15.

During Phase 2, work will take place on the southern end of Branch-Hill Guinea Pike and Weber Road.A detour will be put into place for through traffic. Access within the project area will be maintained for local property owners only. Permissible traffic movements during this phase will be:

  • Right turn only from Branch-Hill Guinea Pike to Cook Road
  • Left turn only from Cook Road to Branch-Hill Guinea Pike

Click to view the project map for Phase 2Click to view the detour map for Phase 2

The final phase of work will take place from August 15 through the fall, but will not result in full-time road closures.

All roads will be reopened to through traffic with only minor temporary closures taking place as crews complete the final components of the project.