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    Posted: Sep 04 2014 at 9:41am


Yankee Road extension will require Middletown/Monroe collaboration


By Rick McCrabb

Staff Writer

MIDDLETOWN — 

Middletown officials say they are ready to partner with the city of Monroe on a road extension project that will drive economic development in the area.

Denise Hamet, the city’s economic development director, said for the Yankee Road extension project to be successful, Middletown will need assistance from Monroe. Hamet said this will be the first time Middletown and Monroe have collaborated on such a large project, one Middletown Mayor Lawrence Mulligan Jr. called “important.”

If extended, Yankee Road would create a more direct route to Ohio 63 and Interstate 75 and divert truck traffic away from railroad tracks and Monroe schools.

Full Story: http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/local/yankee-road-extension-will-require-middletownmonro/nhFTd/

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Last time I heard about this project Monroe council was not in favor of funding this project.

Not sure if the sentiments are the same. The article did not include any quotes from any Monroe official.
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From back in March, Anita Scott Jones stated:

"While Middletown council agreed on the role the project could play in the city’s economic growth, one council member, Anita Scott Jones, questioned how much of the 20 percent should be Middletown’s responsibility since the road is located within Monroe’s city limits. She didn’t want to give her formal support of the proposal without knowing the exact cost to the city, saying that issue was “very concerning.”

There was a more to that statement where she stated that she wouldn't be willing to vote to spend more than 5% of the total requirement matching funds.

While, yes, the road is located inside of the city limits; the purpose of the road (and let's not fool ourselves here) would be to allow easier access to 63 from Suncoke and the surrounding businesses; all within the city of Middletown.

IF council votes to go through with this extension, I will most likely move to prohibit truck traffic on Monroe's side of Yankee road; just as Britton lane is now. 
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He don't need a road extension, we need a fence keeping the Middletown peeps out Thumbs Up
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Better off extending Oxford State to I75.
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I completely agree with that!
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I have always liked the idea of a Greentree/Oxford St 75 access coupled with a complete re-do of Oxford State from Yankee to Briel. I don't see it happening. An intersection there could bring in a lot of potential investors on both sides of the city lines and in Warren County. Grant and low cost loan agencies love multi-jurisdictional projects.
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This extension would be great for me. It would knock at least 10 mins off my drive to go buy my drugs.
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An interchange at Greentree and I-75 was sought after a few years ago but OKI stated it would never happen due to the proximity of the 122/I-75 interchange. But then a few years later they do exactly that at the Hamilton Connector/I-75 and the Tylersville/I-75 interchange.
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On tonight's agenda:

Emergency Resolution No. 61-2014. A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into
an agreement by and between the City of Monroe, the City of Middletown, and the Butler
County Transportation Improvement District for the Yankee Road Relocation Project and
declaring an emergency.

Recommendation. Adopt Resolution 61-2014 as an emergency.

Background and Discussion. The legislation will allow for the City of Monroe and
Middletown to work with the Butler County TID on the development of design plans for the
extension of Salzman Road through the McKinley farm. The Executive Director of the TID and
I met with the family this week to discuss the project. The family has many questions on the
future of the project that will be better answered once the roadway design is complete, but
appears to have a majority of the four members in favor of proceeding with the project. The
design work will not disturb any farming operations currently on the property as we will be
coordinating the work when the corn has been harvested.

The agreement split the overage of any design costs for the project between Middletown and
Monroe. The TID fully expects that the grant funds in the amount of $237,000 will be more than
sufficient to complete the work. Requests for proposal are expected to go out next week for the
design work.
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Minutes from Sept 9

Emergency Resolution No. 61-2014. A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into
an agreement by and between the City of Monroe, the City of Middletown, and the Butler
County Transportation Improvement District for the Yankee Relocation Project and declaring an
emergency.

Mr. Brock stated that this would allow for an intergovernmental agreement with the City of
Middletown and the TID. It is recommended that the TID use the funds of approximately
$237,000 to assist in the design of the Salzman Road extension.

Mr. Black asked if this funding was just for the design work. Mr. Brock replied that it was and
currently there is no funding for the construction. However, there are different funding options,
including working with a developer.

Mr. Brock informed Council that he met with the family that owns the property and they are in
agreement to proceed with the design of the project as it will help identify the feasibility of the
project and how the land would be parceled out.

Mrs. Rubin moved to suspend the rule requiring the reading of Emergency Resolution No. 61-
2014 on two separate days, authorize its adoption on its first reading, and have it read by title
only; seconded by Mr. Black. Voice vote. Motioned carried.
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Emergency Resolution No. 34-2016. A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into
an Intergovernmental Agreement by and between the City of Monroe and the Butler County 
Transportation Improvement District for the Salzman Road Extension Project and declaring an 
emergency.

Recommendation.  Adopt Resolution 34-2016 as an emergency.
Background and Discussion. As discussed previously, the Butler County Transportation Improvement 
District (TID) will be the construction agent for the Salzman Road Extension project. The 
Intergovernmental Agreement will allow the TID to perform all necessary duties related to the 
completion of the project. It also allows for the expenditure of grant funds in the amount of 
$2,419,752 that have been procured by the TID on the project. The intergovernmental agreement will 
be between the City of Monroe, the City of Middletown, the Butler County Engineers Office and the 
TID. The City of Middletown is being asked to adopt the agreement as well and as a part of the 
agreement be asked to commit $240,000 toward the project. Monroe is responsible for right of way 
acquisition as well as construction costs and a fee to the TID. Our breakdown  includes $15,124 
previously approved toward design  costs, up to $225,000    toward
right  of  way  (includes  legal  fees  and  other  costs),  $188,782  toward  construction  costs 
and

$60,000 in fees to the TID for managing the project.  Depending on the final bids on the  project,
the Cities would agree to cover any additional costs associated with construction. At this point 
the  total  cost  to  Monroe  is  estimated  at  $488,906.     Total  project  costs  are  
estimated    at
$3,192,098.

The project timeline includes closing on the right of way by October. Duke would then be 
responsible for adjusting the power lines for the project by January.  The proj  ct would 
officially
be bid in January with anticipated start date for construction in April of 2017.

Source: Monroe Council Meeting Agenda
Regular Meeting of Council
August 9, 2016 - 6:30 pm
233 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio
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Can we put a toll gate up at the border to get our money back? Maybe we can install about 20 traffic lights per mile like Middletown does to annoy the truckers.
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I promise if I'm elected mayor we will build a wall there and make Middletown pay for it...or has that idea been taken???
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Originally posted by ClarkWestern1 ClarkWestern1 wrote:

I promise if I'm elected mayor we will build a wall there and make Middletown pay for it...or has that idea been taken???

   
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Middletown, Monroe road project opening 3 months ahead of schedule
Ed Richter  Staff Writer

Good weather has enabled contractors to complete a new road — that will improve truck traffic in Monroe and Middletown — about three months early.

The Salzman Road extension between Ohio 63 and Todhunter Road, is expected to be open to through traffic Sept. 8, according to David Spinney, executive director of the Butler County Transportation Improvement District.

The project, in which the cities of Monroe and Middletown partnered with the BCTID, will transform a dead-end road into a major through road for heavy truck traffic as a more direct route to Ohio 4 and Interstate 75.

The road extension will also pull heavy truck traffic off of nearby Yankee Road, where it passes the Monroe school campus.

Spinney said it will it be up to the city of Monroe to decide the date it will open.
 
“I think the last things that need to be completed are seed, straw and signs,” he said.

Spinney said the road striping should be completed within the next week or so.

The BCTID coordinated the design and funding for the $1.81 million project with the cities of Middletown and Monroe.

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This thread started nearly 3 years ago. Now the project is nearly complete. Kudo to Monroe and Middletown for working together.
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