Planners seek opinions on east-side traffic

Monday, October 19, 1998



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East-side residents this week will have a chance to offer suggestions on ways to improve traffic flow from downtown to Batavia and from Interstate 471 in Northern Kentucky to Milford.

A 60-member task force recommended diesel-powered rail, new highways and expanded bus routes as congestion solutions on the Eastern Corridor, which includes U.S. 50 and 52, Interstates 471 and 275, Ohio 125, Ohio 32 and Five Mile Road.

Now they want to hear from residents. Hearings are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

"You either have to widen a bridge or cross the Little Miami (River) or you are going to have congestion on the east side of town," said Dory Montazemi, deputy director of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), the transportation planning agency.

Other plans include:

  • Widening Interstate 471 near the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge. Diesel-powered rail running from downtown to I-275 at the U.S. 50 interchange.

  • Widening I-275 from Five Mile Road to Kellogg Avenue.

People can give their opinions 4:30-7 p.m.:

  • Tuesday in Glen Este High School's east cafeteria, 4342 Glen Este-Withamsville Road.

  • Wednesday in Turpin High School's cafeteria, 2650 Bartels Road.

  • Thursday in Newport High School's cafeteria, 900 E. Sixth St.

Presentations will be made 5-6 p.m. each night.



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