Monday, October 15, 2001

You Asked For It

Road to be worked on in phases

By Walt Schaefer
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        QUESTION: How many lanes of traffic can be found on Montgomery Road through Norwood? With no lines, outrageously bad pavement issues, and seemingly no traffic light coordination, the road is a mess. - David White, Corryville

        ANSWER: Improvements to Montgomery Road, including repaving, lane marking and curb restoration, are planned in phases — the first scheduled next year. The city has received a $470,000 state grant plus another $67,000 municipal road fund grant for Montgomery Road rehabilitation, said Safety Director Jack Cameron. The city also will contribute $134,000 to the first phase of improving the state and federal highway. The initial phase encompasses Montgomery Road from the south corporation line north of Dana Avenue north to Wanda Avenue.

        The city has applied for additional grant money to fund phase two improvements from Wanda Avenue north to the Norwood Lateral and will learn next year if grant money has been approved, Mr. Cameron said.

        The city has plans for a $1.2 million intersection and road improvement project at Carthage Avenue, Montgomery Road and Ross Avenue, tied to future development of the vacant Globe Wernicke site west of Carthage Avenue and north of the Norwood Lateral. It is scheduled to begin in 2004. .

        Q:: When exiting southbound Interstate 75 at the Shepherd Lane/Lincoln Heights exit toward Shepherd Lane, the road surface through the intersection is so badly deteriorated that many left-turning vehicles will drive in the opposing traffic's lane to avoid the rutted road surface. When will the road be repaved? - John W. Allen III, Lockland

        A: Lincoln Heights Village Manager Carole Cornelison said the community has applied for a grant from the state and county and is prepared to pay a matching portion of the cost. Ms. Cornelison said she expects to find out if the funding is approved early next year.

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