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 eight weeks, from July 20 through Sept. 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 Sept. 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.