Washington TownshipMontgomery County, Ohio

McEwen Road Closure

McEwen Road Bridge Closure
Posted on 09/04/2018

Bridge Repairs

Montgomery County is rehabilitating the McEwen Road Bridge over Holes Creek, located .4 miles north of State Route 725 between the intersections of Alex Bell Road and Congress Park Drive. Another bridge, located near the dead-end of Washington Church, is being replaced.

map McEwen Road Closure & Detour

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McEwen Road between Beryl Trail and Congress Park Drive will be closed to traffic during construction, and a detour will be in place. The closure will start on Monday, August 13, and the reopening to traffic will be November 30, weather permitting.

  • The southbound detour for the project is Alex Bell Road, to Paragon Road, to Congress Park Drive.
  • The northbound detour for the project is Congress Park Drive to Paragon Road to Alex Bell Road.

Centerville School and First School

  • Hadley E Watts Middle School, and First School can ONLY be accessed from the north from Alex Bell Road.
  • Hadley E Watts Middle School and First School can NOT be accessed from the south. Motorists must follow the detour.

Skyzone Trampoline Park and South Park Offices/Warehouse:

  • Skyzone Trampoline Park and South Park Offices/Warehouse can ONLY be accessed from Senate Drive off of Congress Park Dr.
  • Skyzone or South Park Offices/Warehouse can NOT be accessed from the north. Motorists must follow the detour and enter the complex at Senate Drive off of Congress Park Drive.

The Project

The existing bridge carries approximately 6,900 vehicles a day, and is a three lane, four span slab bridge that is structurally deficient and in poor condition. Due to deterioration, one end has been supported on jacks since 2012, and the bridge has had reduced load restrictions since 2016.

The project consists of jacking and temporarily supporting the slab end spans to allow:

  • reconstruction of the deteriorated abutments on existing steel piles
  • repair of the pier pile section loss at the waterline
  • protection of the pier piles with concrete encasement

The contractor will remove and replace the deteriorated slab edges, perform a deck overlay and installed new twin steel tube guardrail on east side and a parapet wall with a new 5’ sidewalk on the west side.

More Information

Check the Montgomery County Engineer's website here.


Stephanie Ann Goff , P.E., P.S.
Senior Engineer
P: (937) 496-7565

Daniel R. Medeiros
Construction Administrator
(937) 496-7736

Washington Church Road Bridge Replacement

A bridge replacement by the Montgomery County Engineer’s office is underway on Washington Church Road, north of Lyons Road. The new bridge is expected to be completed by November 16. The project does not require a detour because the bridge is located near the dead-end of Washington Church where SICSA Pet Adoption agency is planning to construct a new pet adoption center and headquarters.