Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Camp Washington land to be sold for I-75 project

Cincinnati City Council has approved unanimously the sale of surplus City-owned property to the State of Ohio as part of the $664 million I-75 Mill Creek Expressway project.

The five parcels, totaling approximately 4.3 acres and roughly bounded by Central Parkway, Colerain Avenue, Bates Avenue and Sassafras Street, will be sold for $2.42 million.

The property is needed for the project's $99.6 million fourth phase, which will rebuild 1.32 miles of interstate from the Western Hills Viaduct to the Monmouth Street overpass – including the complete reconstruction of the Hopple Street interchange.

Under the terms of the sale, the Ohio Department of Transportation will have the right to enter the property on or after June 6, 2012, and can take exclusive possession on April 1, 2013.

Work is underway on Phase 2, the $7.2 million removal and reconstruction of the Monmouth Street overpass. Property acquisition has begun for four of the project's eight phases, with reconstruction of the Mitchell Avenue and the I-74/Colerain/Beekman interchanges scheduled to begin next year.

Phase 2 will be completed by August 2011, and the entire project will wrap up in spring 2020.

Previous reading on BC:
Work begins on I-75 Mill Creek project (3/25/10)
Ordinances approved for I-75 expansion (8/17/09)
ODOT funding could offset losses of Cincinnati service facilities (8/4/09)
'Right of entry' ordinance for I-75 project in Cincinnati committee (7/2/09)
With finding of no impact, $664M Mill Creek Expressway project advances (6/9/09)