Kennedy Connector On Pace To Open On Time

Kennedy Connector On Pace To Open On Time

12/30 Targeted For 'Substantial Completion'

The City of Cincinnati's Kennedy Connector project is slated to open on Dec. 30, 2013. This meets the project's target of of opening the new roadways and interstate access by the end of the year, weather permitting.

The project also will be completed under budget.

The project is the first in many to build a new section of a major roadway for the City.

When complete, the project will include:

  • An extension of Kennedy Avenue from Duck Creek Road to Madison Road
  • Construction of a new bridge over the Duck Creek
  • Construction of a new bridge over an existing rail line
  • Realignment of Ibsen Avenue, that will terminate into the new Kennedy
  • Installation of new water mains, including a 48-inch pipe that runs under Madison, then turns north and follows the new section of Kennedy
  • Complete curb-to-curb resurfacing of Madison between Ridge Avenue and Kennedy
  • Installing new pavement at Duck Creek Rd to and through the new intersection at Kennedy
  • Realignment and safety improvements of multiple intersections in the area
  • Building Mill Ridge Road

When complete motorists will have new access routes to Interstate 71 and the Norwood Lateral. By providing more options, congestion in the area should ease, especially during morning and afternoon rush hours. Further, the project has opened multiple acres for future development.

During these last few weeks of work, crews will be focused on completing work near the Kennedy/Duck Creek intersection. This includes completing utility tie-ins and installation of the last of the roadway pavement.

Curb and sidewalk installation also will take place throughout the project between now and the end of major work.

After Dec. 30, it is expected that minor work will continue throughout the area. None of that work is likely to have a major impact on traffic.

About The Kennedy Connector

The Kennedy Connector project will build a new extension of Kennedy Avenue that will connect Duck Creek Road and Madison. The new road will improve traffic flow and safety. It also will provide new opportunities for economic development.