Butler Twp. residents petition for cul-de-sac near P&G site

Procter Gamble
Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters building in Cincinnati. (APPhoto/Al Behrman, File)

VANDALIA, BUTLER TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – A meeting was held Tuesday, after Butler Township residents voiced concerns that a new business will bring noise and traffic congestion.

The Procter & Gamble (P&G) distribution center is being built on Jackson Road near the City of Union’s “Global Logistics Airpark”

Now Montgomery County officials are taking up a measure to give residents their peace and quiet.

Montgomery County Commissioners viewed the petition of Butler township residents to build a cul-de-sac on the 1600 block of Jackson Road.

County Engineer Paul Gruner gave commissioners an opportunity to understand how the area will be affected.

Gruner said the road already a fairly narrow at 17 feet.

With P&G coming to the area, Butler Township officials believe traffic will be increased.

Administrators with the township said at least 800 P&G employees and 2,500  trucks will travel the road each day.

But in the petition, they note the road is only wide enough for one car to drive at a time.

In order to address that issue, officials, on behalf of the residents, are asking the county commissioners to construct a cul-de-sac from the new facility .

Officials said this will force drivers to travel east toward the new road that’s been constructed.

“There’s not a good intersection to have a lot of traffic using, but were anticipating– we just built new roads for all the traffic to get in and out of the Procter & Gamble facility, so our anticipation is that Procter & Gamble will use the new roads,” Gruner said.

The county engineer will give his recommendations on Tuesday, when a public hearing will be held.

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