Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Butler Highway extension sought

Link planned for Cox Road

By Michael D. Clark
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — Though it opened less than a year ago, the Tristate's newest highway is being targeted for extension to a key eastern Butler County roadway.

        Transportation officials say they plan to extend the Michael A. Fox Highway a quarter-mile east to connect with a proposed two-mile section of Cox Road in southeastern Liberty Township.

        The highway, which opened in December 1999 and connects Hamilton to Interstate 75, ends at I-75.

        Under plans of the Butler County Transportation Improvement District, Cox Road would be extended north from Hamilton-Mason Road to Millikin Road.

        As part of the extension, Cox would also be connected to the Fox Highway, creating a short drive to I-75 and linking more than 600 acres of commercially zoned property Liberty Township officials have designated as the community's commercial center of the future.

        Ohio Department of Transportation officials said the new interchange would likely take at least three years to build. Cost estimates are not available.

        Butler County Commissioner Michael Fox, after whom the road is named, described the proposed roadway and interchange as the “next great opportunity” to promote development in the east-central area of the county.


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