Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ODOT to set new speed limit for stretch of River Road?

To many, a commute into Downtown Cincinnati via River Road is taking one's life into one's own hands.

As part of the design work for the $64 million Waldvogel Viaduct replacement, the City of Cincinnati's Department of Transportation and Engineering performed a speed study of the segment between State Avenue and the Sixth Street Expressway.

The study found that the posted speed limit of 50 mph is "greater than is reasonable or safe" for the roadway.

To remedy the problem, City Council has passed a resolution requesting the director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, Jolene Molitoris, to determine and declare a reasonable and safe speed limit. The resolution was necessary before the state can complete the official process.

Previous reading on BC:
Cincinnati taking action on roadway improvements (11/3/09)
Cincinnati makes decisions on Waldvogel, Hamilton (7/2/09)
Cincinnati passes ordinance for Waldvogel relocations (6/15/09)
Cincinnati endorses Brent Spence project policy guidelines (6/10/09)
Cincinnati approves Waldvogel appropriations (5/14/09)
Waldvogel appropriations passed by committee (5/6/09)