71 interchange http://wvxu.org en I-71/MLK interchange work to begin this summer http://wvxu.org/post/i-71mlk-interchange-work-begin-summer <p>Construction of the I-71/Martin Luther King Drive interchange is expected to begin in July.</p><p>The Ohio Department of Transportation says Westerville, Ohio-based Kokosing Construction is the apparent low bidder to do the work. The company's bid comes in at $80.8 million.</p><p>The reconstruction will create full access to and from the interstate from Martin Luther King Drive.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:53:07 +0000 Tana Weingartner 25221 at http://wvxu.org I-71/MLK interchange work to begin this summer MLK interchange at 71 remains on fast track http://wvxu.org/post/mlk-interchange-71-remains-fast-track <p>State officials are expected to award a contract to build the new interchange on I-71 at Martin Luther King Drive in April, and construction could begin in July. &nbsp;<br /><br />Ohio Department of Transportation officials updated a city council committee Tuesday on the $118 million project.&nbsp; Assistant Project Manager John Otis said when the work begins contractors will not have a complete set of plans.<br /> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:38:06 +0000 Jay Hanselman 21563 at http://wvxu.org MLK interchange at 71 remains on fast track MLK interchange at 71 takes step forward http://wvxu.org/post/mlk-interchange-71-takes-step-forward <p>Cincinnati Council will likely vote Wednesday to sell bonds to pay for the city's portion of building a new interchange on I-71 at Martin Luther King Drive.&nbsp; The plan has been in the works for several years. &nbsp;<br /><br />“We’re not just building a road because we need a road there,” Council Member Yvette Simpson said.&nbsp; “We anticipate lots of development along the corridor.”<br /><br />The MLK interchange is designed to provide easier access to the Uptown area and places like the University of Cincinnati and several major hospitals.<br /> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:27:08 +0000 Jay Hanselman 20846 at http://wvxu.org MLK interchange at 71 takes step forward Finding city funds for 71/MLK interchange project http://wvxu.org/post/finding-city-funds-71mlk-interchange-project <p>Construction could start as soon as next summer on a plan to build an interchange with Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive in Cincinnati. &nbsp;<br><br>The Ohio Department of Transportation is fast-tracking the project and could select a consultant and contractor by the end of the year. &nbsp;<br><br>But Cincinnati officials are still working to find a $20 million match for the construction.<br><br>City Transportation and Engineering Director Michael Moore explained that Tuesday during a Major Transportation and Infrastructure Projects Subcommittee meeting.<br> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:18:15 +0000 Jay Hanselman 13956 at http://wvxu.org Finding city funds for 71/MLK interchange project Cincinnati could fast-track 71/MLK interchange http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-could-fast-track-71mlk-interchange <p>Cincinnati officials will be meeting with Ohio transportation representatives Wednesday about accelerating the construction of an interchange on I-71 at Martin Luther King Drive. &nbsp;<br><br>That <a href="http://www.uptownaccessstudy.com" target="_blank">project</a> wasn't scheduled to start until 2018.&nbsp; But now officials are aiming for work to begin in 2014. &nbsp;<br><br>Making that change could mean the new interchange won't cost as much. &nbsp;<br> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:54:24 +0000 Jay Hanselman 9647 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati could fast-track 71/MLK interchange