Harrison Avenue Closures
Harrison Avenue Closure
As part of the City of Cincinnati’s ongoing Harrison Avenue Improvements project, the section of Harrison Avenue between Fairmount Avenue and Biegler Street will be closed to all traffic beginning Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013.
It will re-open September 3, 2013, immediately following Labor Day.
This section of roadway is being rebuilt to improve safety by straightening out an S-curve between Fairmount Avenue and Biegler Street. The accident rate for the S-curve is nearly five times the City average; unfortunately, other attempts to improve safety in this area -- including reduced speed limits and flashing signals -- have not reduced the accident rate.
"We certainly understand this presents an inconvenience, but we appreciate the public's patience during this project," said Michael Moore, Director of the Department of Transportation and Engineering. "The new roadway design should significantly lower the accident rate and really improve safety for everyone who uses Harrison Avenue."
A detour will be put in place as follows:
Westbound: At the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Queen City Avenue, westbound through traffic will be diverted west along Queen City Avenue, to north on LaFeuille Avenue, and back to Harrison Avenue. Traffic will be maintained on Harrison Avenue past the intersection with Queen City Avenue to the point of closure at Biegler Street, allowing access to residences, businesses and streets east of Biegler Street.
Eastbound: At the intersection of Harrison Avenue and LaFeuille Avenue, through traffic will be diverted south along LaFeuille Avenue, to east on Queen City Avenue and Westwood Avenue, and back to Harrison Avenue. Traffic will be maintained on Harrison Avenue past the intersection of LaFeuille Avenue to the point of closure at Fairmount Avenue to allow access to residences, businesses and streets west of, and including, Fairmount Avenue.
Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speed and use caution when approaching the closure area.