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The Cincinnati Pride parade takes place Saturday, June 23, and organizers tell WVXU they expect more than 100,000 people to attend the 45th year of the Queen City's parade and festival. 

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the state can cut funding to certain communities using traffic cameras. But the ruling may not have much of an effect.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a city can’t be sued if a driver’s view of a stop or other traffic control sign is blocked by shrubs or plants, unless they’re actually growing on the sign.

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The Redlegs Run, benefitting the Reds Community Fund, is being held Saturday, June 2 starting at 8 a.m., closing some Downtown roads as early as 5 a.m. 

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With so much going on this weekend—and the fact that Monday is a holiday—the city of Cincinnati has issued a few advisories on what to expect as you try to get about town. 

The City of Dayton is activating traffic cameras at two more sites Monday. A total of five intersections within city limits are now camera monitored.

Red-light cameras have officially been activated at the intersections of James H. McGee Blvd and Third Street and Linden Avenue and Smithville Rd. Violators will be issued warnings for the first 30 days after activation. After that, $85 citations will be issued by mail.

Speed cameras are already operating at three other city intersections:

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'Tis the season for charity walks and races, and as such some Downtown roads will close again this weekend. 

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Girls on the Run, a fitness and learning program for girls ages 8 to 13, hosts a 5k in downtown Cincinnati this Saturday, May 12, and the following streets will close to accommodate the event. 

Flying Pig Marathon

Updated: Thursday, 4:44 p.m.

The Flying Pig Marathon is this Sunday, May 6 — its 20th running — and as such a slew of streets in Cincinnati, Mariemont, Fairfax, and Northern Kentucky will be closed. 

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The Roebling Suspension Bridge, closed since March 20, is set to reopen later today. That is, at least in part. 

Weekend Road Closures To Know About

Apr 26, 2018
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Two events scheduled for this weekend are causing road closures throughout Downtown. 

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Between the late start to Reds Opening Day and the fact that this year's parade takes place well after the first pitch, Cincinnatians have gotten used to delays so far this spring. And come Monday, they'll have to prepare for more—on the roads at least. 

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Cincinnati ranks 39 out of nearly 300 American cities for traffic congestion. The study from INRIX indicates Cincinnati drivers spent about 26 hours a year during peak travel times in gridlock. INRIX Chief Economist Graham Cookson says seven percent of all driving time locally was in congestion.

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A transportation research group is advocating for more spending for Kentucky's roads. TRIP says Kentuckians spend nearly $1,700 per driver on crashes, congestion-related delays and vehicle operating costs affected by road conditions. That adds up to $4 billion statewide.

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The ramp to Third St. from southbound I-71 is closed and will remain so for about a year as work continues on rebuilding the I-71 bridge decks over Eggleston Ave, Cutter/Butler roads, and I-471.

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Some residents and political leaders have recently suggested the aging Western Hills Viaduct needs more attention.  

Cincinnati Transportation Director Michael Moore told a city council committee Wednesday work is happening.

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Some 55,000 vehicles travel the Western Hills Viaduct daily, but the aging half-mile span has almost reached the end of its design life.

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Update 12/14/15 3:47 p.m.:

The full closure of southbound I-75 scheduled for Monday, Dec. 14 has been canceled.

Update 5 p.m.:

The full closure of southbound I-75 scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 10, has been canceled. The closure is rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, beginning at 11 p.m.

Original Post: A portion of southbound I-75 will be closed overnight Thursday and Friday for bridge work. A second full closure is set for the following Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. A segment of Elm St. in Over-the-Rhine will also be closed all day Thursday and Friday.

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Following the incident ODOT announces the following closures and traffic detours around the bridge scene:

Southbound I-75 south of Mitchell Avenue is closed at I-74.

Ramp from eastbound I-75 to southbound I-75 is also closed

Motorists are instructed to take the following detours:

The Cincinnati Triathlon is Sunday morning. That means lots of swimming, running and biking... and street closures downtown.

Here's what you need to know:

The Cincinnati Triathlon will take place on Sunday, July 21, 2013.  Beginning at 6 AM on Sunday, July 21 the following streets will close and remain closed until approximately 12 PM:

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Traffic along Cincinnati's riverfront is getting a little more tricky for a few weeks.

Lane closures and detours start Monday morning while crews work on constructing a new pedestrian bridge on Pete Rose Way and what's known as the Dumbo Lot at Third and Broadway and removing the Race Street bridge deck.

Sidewalks in those areas will also be closed for certain periods.

The traffic disruptions are slated to run through early August.

New research from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center finds kids who live near or attend school near a major highway or interstate have an increased risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of the traffic- related pollution.

Lots of kids could be at risk

Studies have shown 40% of children attend school within 400 meters of a major highway. Another 11% of the population in the U.S. lives within a 100 meters of a four-lane highway.

The developing brain is the concern

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With all the construction that’s likely to start up on Ohio roads this spring and summer, this may be some good news for drivers from ODOT.

The transportation department is launching ohgo.com, where ODOT director Jerry Wray says travelers can customize their trips within six major Ohio cities and between different regions of the state.

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**Update**

From The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

"The Roebling Bridge will be closed beginning approximately at 4 pm until so that the District 6 Bridge Crew can take check the north tower.  This afternoon a piece of sandstone fell from the ledge.  At this time it appears to be superficial, but crews will take a closer look.  The bridge will reopen once inspection is complete and deemed clear."

The Roebling Suspension bridge is out of commission for Thursday rush hour traffic.