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CINCINNATI – Distinctive new signs will help commuters and pedestrians get a quick pulse on construction activity at work sites throughout the Central Business District, Over-the-Rhine and The Banks.
The signs, posted at construction sites throughout Downtown, are a new permit requirement by the City’s Department of Transportation & Engineering. They display the type of project, the contractor responsible for it, and the project's duration.
The signs also list a contact phone number for the contractor to get more information and direct the public to follow @RoadmapCincy, the City’s communications initiative, for tips on navigating construction zones affecting Downtown streets and sidewalks.
For the next several years, multiple projects will be occurring throughout Downtown. The City works to coordinate permits in a way that will minimize disruption to residents, businesses and workers – but with the construction boom, many streets are affected.
“These new signs should help commuters and pedestrians better understand who is doing what project in our streets and for how long,” said Michael Moore, Director of Transportation & Engineering. “They provide information at a glance that helps folks get their questions answered. Downtown is growing and transforming, which is exciting but also challenging in the short term.”
The City requires contractors to post the new signs at job sites if work will last more than two weeks.