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Uptown Access Study Public Meetings

Uptown Access Study: I-71/MLK Interchange

Open House Planned For April 20 & 23, 2013

The City of Cincinnati and the Ohio Department of Transportation are hosting Open Houses for the Uptown Access Study on April 20 and 23, 2013, to seek public feedback on interchange access to and from I-71 near Martin Luther King Drive, Taft Road and McMillan Street.


Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 4 - 8 p.m.


Hampton Inn (Uptown-University Area)
3024 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45219

This location is accessible from Metro bus routes #1, #24, #38X, #39, and #78. The Hampton Inn is located at the corner of Vine Street and Martin Luther King Drive -- free parking is available in the Hampton Inn parking lot.

The purpose of these open houses is to seek public feedback on the I-71 Uptown Access alternatives, which will be used in determining the Preferred Alternative for the study.

The public is invited to visit anytime during either Open House to ask questions and view exhibits; formal presentations will be given every hour on the half-hour, with the first presentation at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the City of Cincinnati, and TranSystems (the consultant doing the study) will be on hand to discuss the alternatives and answer any questions.

Written comments may be submitted at the meeting, as well as e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to the study team after the meeting.

In 2006, the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the City of Cincinnati, the Uptown Consortium, SORTA, and numerous community organizations, completed the Uptown Study; a comprehensive look at transportation needs throughout Uptown.

As part of an overall transportation strategy, this study included a recommendation for consideration of improved access to and from I-71 in the vicinity of Martin Luther King Drive, Taft Road, and McMillan Street.

The goals of this study are to reduce travel times, simplify wayfinding to and from I-71, and promote economic vitality within the Uptown area and surrounding neighborhoods.

Please visit the project website at to learn more:

The public is encouraged to provide their comments by May 7, 2013 to:

Uptown Access Study Team

4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 540
Cincinnati, OH  45242

513-621-1981, ext. 32-121
513-621-2901 (fax)