Monday, January 12, 2009

EDC to consider Colerain-West Fork ordinance

On January 13, Cincinnati City Council's Economic Development Committee will consider an ordinance that is necessary to keep the Ohio Department of Transportation on schedule for it's planned Colerain-West Fork-Virginia transportation improvement project.

The ordinance would serve as final legislation indicating that the City is intending to move forward on the project.

The $3.8 million Colerain Corridor TSM Project will include:

  • Widening Colerain Avenue between the Beekman/I-74 ramps and the West Fork-Virginia intersection
  • Additional left-turn lanes
  • New pavement, curbs and sidewalks
  • New signals and lighting
  • Improved storm drainage
  • Signal synchronization between West Fork Road and Virginia Avenue
Council approved the appropriation of property for the project last June, and work has been tentatively scheduled to begin this spring.

The intersection accommodates 33,000 motorists, pedestrians, buses, and bicycles daily.

Previous reading on BC:
Cincinnati approves appropriations for Colerain project (6/20/08)
Ordinance would appropriate land for Colerain-West Fork project (6/12/08)
Council to acquire property for Colerain-West Fork-Virginia improvements (10/29/07)
Northside: Colerain-West Fork-Virginia improvements (4/11/07)