'Name The Street' Winner: Mill Ridge

Name The Street Contest Winner: Mill Ridge

Public Chooses Name In Online Contest

The newest street in Cincinnati will be called "Mill Ridge."

The name was selected from five finalists in the City of Cincinnati's "Name the Street" contest, which concluded yesterday.

The new road will help to tie a new section of Kennedy Avenue into I-71 South and the Norwood Lateral. The new road connects to Ridge and Alamo Avenues to provide the same access to the highways for both of those streets. The new section of Kennedy Avenue and the street that will be named "Mill Ridge" are part of the City's Kennedy Connector project.

Mill Ridge honors the former Cincinnati Milacron facilities that were located at that site and Madison Road. "The MIll" was the nickname given to the factory by workers there.

"This has been a great way to engage the public about the Kennedy Connector project," said Jared McFaddin, Construction Engineer for the Kennedy Connector Project. "We have been able to build awareness about the project and have some fun at the same time."

"Now, we just need to order the street signs," said McFaddin.

The results from the online voting are:

  • Mill Ridge:  30.9%
  • HB Stowe: 24.9%
  • Kennison:  21.8%
  • Kennector: 14.2%
  • Wm. Brown:  8.2%

The City soon will add a designation (Rd, St, etc.).

Mill Ridge was suggested by Brian Powers, of Pleasant Ridge.

"'Mill gives the name a sense of history while 'Ridge' gives it a sense of location," said Powers, who is a Reference Librarian in the Genealogy and Local History Department at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Signage for the new street is expected to be in place within the next few weeks.