ODOT http://wvxu.org en Possible solutions to maintain access to Cincy State http://wvxu.org/post/possible-solutions-maintain-access-cincy-state <p>Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Thursday there could be a solution to maintain interstate access to Cincinnati State as the work to rebuild Interstate 75 continues. &nbsp;<br /><br />The current plan calls for the eastbound I-74 ramp to Central Parkway to be removed.&nbsp; Cincinnati State officials have been complaining about the issue for months. &nbsp;<br /><br />Cranley raised the access issue with Ohio Governor John Kasich during a meeting at city hall on Wednesday. &nbsp;<br /> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:53:01 +0000 Jay Hanselman 23365 at http://wvxu.org 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 Deal nearly set to fund MLK/71 interchange project http://wvxu.org/post/deal-nearly-set-fund-mlk71-interchange-project <p><strong>&nbsp;UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp; <em>The OKI board unanimously approved the funding plan at its meeting Thursday morning.</em></p><p>The <a href="http://www.oki.org/" target="_blank">OKI Regional Council of Governments</a> board will vote Thursday on a first-of-its kind financing plan to rebuild the Interstate 71/Martin Luther King interchange.</p><p>OKI Director Mark Policinski says the plan calls for a loan from the <a href="http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Finance/Pages/StateInfrastructureBank.aspx" target="_blank">state infrastructure bank</a>.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 19638 at http://wvxu.org Deal nearly set to fund MLK/71 interchange project Find out where you can drive 70 mph in July http://wvxu.org/post/find-out-where-you-can-drive-70-mph-july <p></p><p>Beginning July 1, the speed limit on some Ohio interstates increases to 70 mph. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is making some new signs and updating others with the new limit. The cost is $8,287.19.</p><p>ODOT outlines the new speed zones below. You can also <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wvxu/files/201305/70mphmap.JPG" target="_blank">click here for a large map</a>.</p><p style="margin-left:.25in;"><strong>Interstate 70</strong></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 18:56:15 +0000 Tana Weingartner 12843 at http://wvxu.org Find out where you can drive 70 mph in July ODOT launches one of the 'largest construction season to date' http://wvxu.org/post/odot-launches-one-largest-construction-season-date <p></p><p>The Ohio Department of Transportation (<a href="http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/d08/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">ODOT</a>) is officially making it every driver's favorite time of year by kicking off construction season Wednesday.</p><p>The state is working on nearly a thousand projects totaling an estimated $2.3 billion.</p><p>Camp Washington Business Association Executive Director Joe Gorman says his community is excited about plans to upgrade the Hopple Street - I-75 interchange.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:29:59 +0000 Tana Weingartner 11299 at http://wvxu.org ODOT launches one of the 'largest construction season to date'