Later this year, Colerain will have a contractor widen two of the township's narrower roads.
The entire length of Academy Rd., from Street Rd. to White Rock Rd., will be reworked. The section of Liberty Ln. from Academy Rd. to Spruce Grove Rd. will also be reconfigured.
The project will add at least three feet to the width of both roads.
"Those roads are not as wide as some of our other roads," roadmaster Troy Groff said.
The wider roads will make it easier for larger vehicles, including school buses and milk trucks, to pass oncoming traffic.
There's also a financial reason to widen the roads.
"Twenty feet wide is the minimum width required for the state to reimburse us with liquid fuels money," the roadmaster said.
The additional road width will be taken from the north side of Academy Rd. and the west side of Liberty Ln.
The roads will be widened this year and the additional width will be paved. The roads will not be completely repaved this year.
The project will probably not begin until at least September and could start as late as early October.
Long's Asphalt won the contract for this year's work with a bid of $236,645.
Other narrow township roads, including Highland, a portion of Shady, Hill, Cooper, and Tick Hill roads will also be widened. Ultimately, the township wants to have all its roads at least 20 feet wide.