WATCH: This project is improving a busy Beavercreek roadway used for avoiding U.S. 35

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Shakertown Road will be closed for two weeks starting October 8 for road widening work near Grange Hall

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A road closure in Beavercreek next week will allow continued widening work on a busy east-west roadway often used by those avoiding U.S. 35 traffic snarls during rush hours.

Shakertown Road in Beavercreek will be closed for two weeks beginning October 8 between Burntwood Drive and Grange Hall Road for a culvert replacement.  The work is part of a $1.2 million road widening project that is expected to be completed in May, 2019.  The widening will add a turn lane to the middle of the road, curbs and sidewalks.  TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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Shakertown Road in Beavercreek will be closed for two weeks beginning October 8 between Burntwood Drive and Grange Hall Road for a culvert replacement. The work is part of a $1.2 million road widening project that is expected to be completed in May, 2019. The widening will add a turn lane to the middle of the road, curbs and sidewalks. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Shakertown Road between Burntwood Drive and Grange Hall Road will be closed on Monday for two weeks to allow for the installation of a new culvert and other work, according to Beavercreek's City Engineer Jeff Moorman.

The $1.2 million project, started in late September, will upgrade the two-lane stretch with a center turn lane, sidewalks, curbs and drainage improvements.

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The project was funded with $600,000 in local access grant money, a $250,000 assessment from the Traditions of Beavercreek developers and the Beavercreek’s street levy fund.

“This is completing the piece in the middle that connects the other three-lane parts of Shakertown,” Moorman said, adding “extending the sidewalks will give the children from the Autumn Springs neighborhood a path to get to Ankeney Middle School.”

Shakertown Road will be closed to through traffic between Grange Hall and Burntwood, but local businesses and residents will have access to their properties. The road widening project is expected to be completed in May 2019, Moorman said.

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Shakertown Road in Beavercreek will be closed for two weeks beginning October 8 between Burntwood Drive and Grange Hall Road for a culvert replacement.  The work is part of a $1.2 million road widening project that is expected to be completed in May, 2019.  The widening will add a turn lane to the middle of the road, curbs and sidewalks.  TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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Shakertown Road in Beavercreek will be closed for two weeks beginning October 8 between Burntwood Drive and Grange Hall Road for a culvert replacement. The work is part of a $1.2 million road widening project that is expected to be completed in May, 2019. The widening will add a turn lane to the middle of the road, curbs and sidewalks. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

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The city is also in the process of purchasing land at the east end of Shakertown Road where there are plans to realign the road to intersect with Factory and North Bellbrook roads. The bidding process for the construction work will likely begin in early 2019.

"We're hoping that we can get contractors working at the same time as ODOT's superstreet project on U.S. 35," Moorman added.