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Construction Photo Updates

April 8, 2013

Fairfield's resident sign craftsmen, Wes and Jason, install the pre-formed thermoplastic pavement markings for No Thru Trucks in the lanes that lead to Ross Road.


August 24, 2012

The new 'tattoo' pavement guide markings are displayed on the Diversion Road.


August 8, 2012:  A series of 4 aerials.


August 2, 2012 

Finished: Route 4 and Bypass looking North.


August 2, 2012
Finished: Bypass looking North at southbound double right.


August 2, 2012
Finished: Bypass between Route 4 and Port Union looking North.


August 2, 2012
Finished: Diversion Road looking toward Route 4


August 2, 2012 

Finished: Bypass and Diversion looking toward Route 4.


August 2, 2012

Finished: Route 4 and Bypass Intersection 


August 2, 2012

Finished: Route 4 looking towards Route 4 and Diversion.


August 2, 2012 

Finished: Bypass and Route 4 looking North.


August 2, 2012
Finished: Bridge looking East.


August 2, 2012

Finished: Port Union looking East. 

August 2, 2012
Finished: Port Union looking West.


July 18, 2012

End in sight: Diversion Road gets the last layer of pavement.


July 11, 2012
Preparations for final paving commence as crews remove the top layer of pavement from the northbound lanes.  While this process appears to leave the road with unsightly scarring, once it is paved, the Bypass will be the crown jewel of Fairfield's roadways.


June 29, 2012
The bridge shows off its fresh coat of paint.


June 22, 2012
After completing the new deck, the bridge's parapets were poured and are shown being water cured.


June 18, 2012
The bridges get a fresh coat of paint.


June 13, 2012

The finished deck on the original Bypass bridge.


May 25, 2012

Concrete is poured over reinforcing steel to form the new bridge deck for the old (northbound) Bypass bridge over the CSX railroad.


May 21, 2012

Final touches are given to the reinforcing steel on the old (soon only northbound traffic) bridge deck.


May 21, 2012

Port Union Road begins to take shape to the west of the Bypass.


May 7, 2012
Crews work on the form work and rebar for the new concrete deck on the original Bypass bridge.


April 23, 2012
New asphalt is put down along Port Union Road facing the Bypass.


April 3, 2012

Construction Inspector Bill Heatherton, a Fairfield High School Hall-of-Famer, adjusts the placement of an orange barrel on Port Union Road.  


March 28, 2012

Work to raise the existing bridge continues...


March 20, 2012

Earthwork on the east side of Bypass 4.


March 6, 2012

The remaining steel structure after the concrete bridge deck was removed.


February 22, 2012

Disassembling the concrete deck as part of the rehabilitation of the old bridge.


February 17, 2012

Rehabilitation work on the existing Bypass 4 bridge.


February 1, 2012

Aerial image of the itersection of Route 4 and Bypass 4 with the new Diversion Road in operation.


February 1, 2012

Aerial image of the new bridge above the railroad.


January 26, 2012

Message boards will remain in place for several weeks to help motorists get used to the new roadway configuration.


January 18, 2012

The new pavement is now in use as crews begin work on the old roadway.


January 10, 2012

Crews worked late into the night to safely switch traffic onto the new pavement.


January 10, 2012

Making final preparations to open the Diversion Road.


December 19, 2011

The Diversion Road work continues...

December 7, 2011

The new bridge nearing completion.

December 1, 2011

Crews stand on the finished bridge deck to pour the forward approach slab.

November 18, 2011

Crews pour concrete for the bridge deck.


November 4, 2011
Looking North along the bypass.  In the foreground, current progress on the new Diversion Road is shown.  The new bridge is also visible to the North.


November 4, 2011
Current state of the Bypass project looking South.  In the foreground, a widened Port Union Road is visible.  Further in the distance, the new bridge can be seen as well as the Diversion Road.


October 22, 2011
Current progress on bridge deck.


September 26, 2011
Workers install steel beams for the new bridge over railroad tracks.


September 26, 2011
A crane hoists the first steel beem into place for the new bridge.


August 31, 2011
Pile driving for the bridge abutments.


August 31, 2011
Crews pave along Port Union on the west side of the Bypass.


August 17, 2011
Construction crews perform cement stabilization - a process that strengthens the soil beneath the pavement.


August 17, 2011
Completed soil embankment at Bypass 4 bridge over railroad awaits the construction of bridge abutments.


August 4, 2011
New curb and subgrade preparation looking west along Port Union.


July 22, 2011
Completed bridge pier stands in front of new soil embankment.


April 14, 2011
Formwork for reinforced concrete is placed in prior to pouring concrete.


March 21, 2011
Formwork is installed over reinforcing steel in preparation for concrete.


March 18, 2011
Preparing reinforcing steel for formwork and concrete.


March 18, 2011
Placing reinforcing steel cage.


March 9, 2011
Excavation for bridge foundation.


March 9, 2011
Workers preparing to pour concrete for the bridge foundation.


March 9, 2011
Reinforced concrete for the foundation hardens after being

March 9, 2011
Reinforcing steel for the bridge structure. 

January 7, 2011
Preparation work for placing the crane used to construct the new bridge. 

November 10, 2010
Recent aerial photograph looking North from the intersection of Route 4 and the Bypass.  Clearing and earthwork for the Diversion Road and Bypass widening visible to left of the roadway.


November 1, 2010
Boring under the Bypass to install a new water main.


November 1, 2010
New pavement on Bypass 4, North of Port Union Road.


November 1, 2010
Embankment work for additional lanes and new bridge over the railroad.

September 30, 2010
Earthwork progressing along Bypass 4 looking North from Route 4.


September 21, 2010
Looking South along the Bypass from the intersection with Port Union Road.  New pavement was added to remove a dip in the intersection.


September 7, 2010
Embankment work for additional lanes and new Diversion Road along the existing Bypass looking North.

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Fairfield, OH 45014
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