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.
Ohio Department of Transportation officials updated a city council committee Tuesday on the $118 million project. Assistant Project Manager John Otis said when the work begins contractors will not have a complete set of plans.
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. The plan has been in the works for several years.
“We’re not just building a road because we need a road there,” Council Member Yvette Simpson said. “We anticipate lots of development along the corridor.”
The MLK interchange is designed to provide easier access to the Uptown area and places like the University of Cincinnati and several major hospitals.