Construction updates include information about potential traffic delays

Construction in and around Oxford continues, and motorists should expect some delays.

Irvin Drive. (Work was delayed from last week; to begin Aug. 11.) Curbs and sidewalk will be replaced on the east side, from Elliot Hall to High Street. The drive will remain open to traffic throughout the work, but delays are expected due to construction activities. Please use caution in this area and respect construction workers and cones. Work is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 20. Work is weather dependent.

Western Drive is fully open to vehicular traffic. Use caution with new traffic patterns throughout Western Drive. NO access to Western Drive from the Art Museum driveway, until further notice, as this will revert to an “exit only” drive from Peabody Hall. Additional information may be found on the myMiami website.

Crosswalk at Western Drive and U.S. 27. The crosswalk at Western Drive and U.S. 27 near the Shriver Center parking lot no longer exists. Pedestrians should use the crosswalk at U.S. 27 (Patterson) and Spring Street.

Patterson Avenue at state Route 73. Duke Energy will be removing power lines on the west side of Patterson Avenue, in front of Shideler Hall. Expect a police presence during this work. Work is scheduled for Monday, August 11 and is expected to last two days.

Oxford U.S. 27. Expect daily flagging operations on U.S. highway 27 south of Chestnut Street. Work to widen and perform other improvements to U.S. 27 in the City of Oxford is underway. This two-year project involves widening and resurfacing 1.05 miles of U.S. 27 between Southpointe Road and Chestnut Street. Work will include adding turn lanes and upgrading traffic signals. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone. For more information, you can email D08.PIO@dot.state.oh.us.

State Route 177. Culvert work requires closing Route 177 in Milford Township for 60 days. Route 177 is closed between Route 73 and the Butler/Preble county line.  Traffic will be detoured east on Route 73 to north on U.S. 127 to west on state Route 725 in Preble County to south on state Route 732, back to state Route 177.  A local detour will also be posted.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists are advised to remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.