Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Madison Road, Oakley Square drawings released

Preliminary drawings have been released by Cincinnati's Department of Transportation and Engineering for the reconstruction of Madison Road between Romana Place and the railroad overpass in Oakley.

Improvements will include the expansion of the Geier Esplanade, bump outs, and sidewalk and curb extensions - all meant to slow traffic from the more than 15,000 cars that come through Oakley Square every day.

The project will also feature new street trees, rain gardens, pervious pavers and sidewalks, bus shelters and signage.

There is no timetable for the beginning of construction.

Up to $750,000 a tax increment financing (TIF) fund loan pool and $600,000 in Cincinnati Neighborhood Business Districts United grants will be used for the project.

Additional drawings

Previous reading on BC:
Cincinnati rolls out three 'new' streetscape TIF projects (4/4/08)
Finance Committee discusses changes on streetscape TIFs (12/6/07)