Madison Road Resurfacing

Madison Road Scheduled For Resurfacing

Detour This Week For Westbound Traffic

The City of Cincinnati and Greater Cincinnati Water Works will soon begin to wrap up work on Madison Road as part of the Kennedy Connector project.

When complete, Madison will be completely resurfaced, curb-to-curb, from Ridge Avenue to the new Kennedy Avenue. Additional road rehabilitation will take place between Kennedy and Steel Place.

Before the new surface can be installed, Water Works crews will need to connect the new water main transmission line that was installed last year to the existing main. These water pipes were installed beneath Madison, just east of the intersection with Ridge.

This work will begin Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at 9 a.m. While that work is taking place, the westbound lanes of Madison will be closed the following times:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 1: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2: 9 a.m. until sometime Thursday as needed.

During the closure, westbound traffic on Madison will use the following detour:

  • North on Kennedy, then west on Ibsen Avenue to Ridge

From Ridge, vehicles can travel south to get back to Madison, or north to access I-71 South/Norwood Lateral West, or continue on Ibsen to the Center of Cincinnati shopping center. .

This closure is expected to be finished on Wednesday or Thursday.

Once the infrastructure work is complete, crews will begin the process of installing the new roadway. That will begin with grinding off the top portion of the existing pavement. Following that, a new surface will be installed, curb-to-curb between Ridge and Kennedy.

The new surface should be completed within the next two weeks.

During this same week, the other end of new water main transmission line will be connected to the existing water main  this work will occur on Kennedy at the I-71 North ramps. While that construction is taking place, at least one lane of access to the I-71 North the ramps will be maintained.

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.  The project began this spring and is expected to take nearly two years to complete.