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Transportation
2:00 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Overpass investigation to last for months

The I-75 off-ramp overpass collapsed Monday night near Hopple Street.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Ohio Department of Transportation says the field review of the Interstate 75 off-ramp collapse took less time than expected, meaning the clean-up and repairs were finished sooner than anticipated.  ODOT spokesman Brian Cunningham says the only damage to the four southbound lanes of I-75 was a two-foot by two-foot hole.

“Speculation was there were going to be multiple areas that would need to be fixed.  And that just wasn’t the case,” Cunningham says.  “And so when the assessment was done, it was evident that there was just one particular area that had damage to it.”

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Local News
10:33 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Brent Spence Bridge study to look at effect of tolls on low-income drivers, the environment

Brent Spence Bridge
Credit Michael Keating

Taxpayers will pick up the tab for an $8 million study of the impact of a reconstructed Brent Spence bridge on traffic, noise and the effect tolls will have on minorities and low-income persons.

The Ohio Controlling Board released the money Monday at the request of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)

ODOT spokesman Brian Cunningham said the state of Ohio is in the process of working out a “memorandum of understanding” with the state of Kentucky. Once that is finished, Cunningham said, Kentucky will reimburse Ohio for half of the $8 million.

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Highway construction
4:53 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Possible solutions to maintain access to Cincy State

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.  

The current plan calls for the eastbound I-74 ramp to Central Parkway to be removed.  Cincinnati State officials have been complaining about the issue for months.  

Cranley raised the access issue with Ohio Governor John Kasich during a meeting at city hall on Wednesday.  

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Highway construction
2:27 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

MLK interchange at 71 takes step forward

Holly Yurchison WVXU News

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.

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Transportation
4:07 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Deal nearly set to fund MLK/71 interchange project

 UPDATE:  The OKI board unanimously approved the funding plan at its meeting Thursday morning.

The OKI Regional Council of Governments board will vote Thursday on a first-of-its kind financing plan to rebuild the Interstate 71/Martin Luther King interchange.

OKI Director Mark Policinski says the plan calls for a loan from the state infrastructure bank.

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