Delays on S.R. 32 at Bauer Road and on S.R. 132

Traffic delays on S.R. 32  and S.R. 132

RCUT at Bauer Road

Lane restrictions will continue on State Route 32 to the east and west of Bauer Road, as well as on Bauer Road at S.R. 32, daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for preliminary site work
 to build a Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT).

Work will continue through the summer. The Ohio Department of Transportation will provide new information about delays as construction proceeds.

The RCUT project eliminates left turns from Bauer Road to S.R 32 and the cross-over movement through the intersection. Upon completion of the project, motorists traveling on Bauer Road will turn right onto S.R. 32 and either continue straight or do a legal U-turn at a one-way, signalized crossover to travel in the opposite direction on S.R. 32 or proceed to Bauer Road on the opposite side of the mainline route.

In 2019, the intersection was listed on the Governor’s Top 150 list for intersection improvements, and it was ranked as the 44th highest crash location among Urban Non-Freeway intersections in the state.

Barrett Paving Materials was awarded a contract for approximately $2.4 million for the project. Most construction is to be completed in late fall, with likely delays for installing utility poles because of shortage or materials.

Tree trimming on S.R. 132 south of Batavia

Crews will trim trees and recondition highway shoulders through July 24 at spots between between S.R. 125 and Batavia and south of Amelia New Richmond and Goebel Hill Road. 

Arrow boards, traffic cones, and flagmen will signal drivers or direct detours.