Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Preferred alternative for Phase 2 Colerain improvements presented to Northside community

A final public meeting on Phase II improvements to Colerain Avenue, north of was held at McKie Recreation Center in Northside last Thursday.

Representatives from the City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering and M-E Companies presented the $2.1 million preferred alternative, selected to improve safety and congestion issues by:

  • Widening the street to five 10- to 12-foot lanes, including a center turn lane
  • Eliminating on-street parking and replacing it with an off-street parking lot
  • Re-aligning Lambston Street to intersect with Leeper Street, eliminating an intersection
  • Adding a southbound left-turn lane at Virginia Avenue
The widening is expected to result in the loss of nearly a dozen properties.

Environmental documents and final design are scheduled for completion and approval later this year, and right-of-way acquisition should begin around the beginning of 2010.

Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2012 and last just over a year.

The reconstruction will align with the Phase I improvements to the Colerain/Virginia/West Fork intersection, currently under construction.

Previous reading on BC:
Northside: Colerain-West Fork-Virginia improvements (4/11/07)

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