Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016
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CINCINNATI – The City of Cincinnati has reconfigured a one-way, triangular shaped stretch of Colerain Avenue and Elmore in Northside into two-way streets near their intersections with Spring Grove Avenue and the William P. Dooley Bypass.
“Converting Colerain and Elmore from one-way streets to two-way in this area will greatly improve access and traffic flow,” said Michael Moore, director of the Department of Traffic and Engineering.
Area motorists commonly use Elmore to access the Beekman Street entrance to Interstate 74
The new configuration opened this week and includes the addition of a left-turn lane on Colerain to Elmore, and on Spring Grove to Colerain. Crews also installed new traffic signals at both of the intersections.
New curbs and sidewalks also have been installed as part of the $4.5-million project, which was paid for by a combination of local and state funds.
A final course of asphalt and permanent lane striping will be installed later this fall.
The city also is using state and local funds to improve Blue Rock Street, another major access road in Northside.
In addition, the city is rehabbing all or parts of Cosby Street, Mad Anthony, North Argyle Place, South Argyle Place, Spring Grove Avenue and the William P. Dooley Bypass with funding from its Capital Acceleration Plan. The $2.3 million-rehab project, which includes repairs, new curbs and paving, is expected to be finished by early December.
About the Capital Acceleration Plan (CAP) The Capital Acceleration Plan is improving streets and City owned vehicles to eliminate long-term maintenance and repairs costs. In terms of city streets, CAP provides $69 million in additional funding for improvements over the next six years. Combined with the annual street improvement program, outside grants and CAP, Cincinnati is investing approximately $172 million to rehabilitate or resurface more than half its 2,936 total lane miles in all 52 neighborhoods by June 30, 2021.
This investment will improve safety, save money, enhance the city’s business environment and raise the overall quality of life for residents.
For more information, please visit http://cincinnati-oh.gov/manager/capital-acceleration-plan-cap/