Montgomery County to realign creek to save threatened road


Montgomery County is set to spend more than $800,000 in an emergency to realign and stabilize Little Twin Creek so it doesn’t wash away part of Manning Road.

The work is necessary because erosion — increasing due to large rain events — left a 30-foot drop off just off the shoulder, compromising the integrity of the roadway and the safety of motorists, said Joseph Dura, senior engineer in the Montgomery County Engineer’s Office.

FULL REPORT: Montgomery County again trying to keep a road from crumbling into a waterway

“Back early this spring … we lost a lot of land all of a sudden,” said Dura. “All that backslope is gone; all the vegetation is gone.”

The project is in Jackson Twp. between Clayton and Venus roads.

Elwell: Extreme weather events rise as planet warms

County commissioners already approved an emergency measure to fast-track the bid process and will likely approve the project at a coming meeting.

“We weren’t anticipating doing this project in 2018, but here we are. We don’t have a choice,” Dura said.

MORE: Rainfall wreaks havoc: ‘Small portion of the road is gone’

It’s the second time this year county commissioners approved an emergency to fix damage caused by erosion. The same heavy spring rains also washed away part of Upper River Road near Miamisburg, leaving a guardrail dangling above the Great Miami River and forcing the county to close a stretch of the road.

MORE: Dayton sets third rainfall record in three weeks



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Politics

Brown: Renacci’s claims of multiple abuse cases ‘absolutely untrue’
Brown: Renacci’s claims of multiple abuse cases ‘absolutely untrue’

Sen. Sherrod Brown fought back Thursday against unsubstantiated claims from GOP opponent Congressman Jim Renacci that the Republican’s campaign has heard from “multiple women” accusing the Democratic U.S. senator of assault. “It’s absolutely untrue,” Brown told the Dayton Daily News in an interview. “&hellip...
Warren County jail costs increase as project moves forward
Warren County jail costs increase as project moves forward

Warren County commissioners rejected the idea of building a roundabout at a key intersection in the government complex in Lebanon, but otherwise sent consultants back to work on final drawings for a new county jail and sheriff’s office. “It’s been more than 15 years coming,” Commissioner Dave Young said after the meeting. During...
8th Congressional District debate at Miami-Hamilton this week: How to go
8th Congressional District debate at Miami-Hamilton this week: How to go

Miami University Regionals and the Journal-News will host the 8th Congressional District debate this week in Hamilton. The representative to the 8th Congressional District will represent all of Butler, Clark, Darke, Miami and Preble counties, and the southernmost portion of Mercer County.  Here’s what you need to know if you go: Miami University...
Democrats outraising Republicans in some key races
Democrats outraising Republicans in some key races

Six Democratic challengers outraised Ohio Republican U.S. House members last quarter, including one who raised more than three times the amount of the senior Republican in the state’s House delegation. With weeks to go until Election Day, Democrats Aftab Pureval, Danny O’Connor, Ken Harbaugh, Janet Garrett, Betsy Rader and Theresa Gasper...
Hamilton City Manager gets bonus, raise after evaluation
Hamilton City Manager gets bonus, raise after evaluation

Hamilton City Manager Joshua Smith will receive a 5 percent bonus in January and a 2 percent raise after his most recent evaluation, which officials say underlines the steps he and his staff are taking to improve the city.  The evaluation by the mayor and other six members of Hamilton City Council uses a format accepted by the International City/County...
More Stories