Thursday, July 8, 2010

Waldvogel appropriations official

Following up on a resolution it passed on June 3, Cincinnati City Council has made the appropriation of 16 parcels for the $68 million Waldvogel Viaduct replacement official via an ordinance.

The Ohio Department of Transportation had requested that the right-of-way through the nearly five acres of property be cleared by August 20.

Major construction is scheduled to begin next spring on the two-year project, which will replace the existing, poorly-rated and load-restricted structure with an at-grade roadway and five new ramp bridges.

River Road, between Evans Street and Maryland Avenue, also will be upgraded to current City safety standards. Council approved an ordinance to enter an agreement with Hamilton County for $500,000 in county Municipal Road Fund program funding for the project two weeks ago.

A $6 million first phase, the relocation of four railroad tracks south of River Road, is already underway.

The City's Department of Transportation and Engineering has secured $59.2 in state, federal, and City capital funding for the project.

More than 50,000 motorists pass through the Waldvogel Viaduct/River Road corridor daily.

Previous reading on BC:
River Road, Dana Avenue projects advance (6/23/10)
Cincinnati to appropriate 16 parcels for Waldvogel project (6/8/10)
ODOT to set new speed limit for stretch of River Road? (4/28/10)
Cincinnati taking action on roadway improvements (11/3/09)
Cincinnati makes decisions on Waldvogel, Hamilton (7/2/09)