New Detours For Ridge Ave.

New Detour Routes For Ridge Ave.

Detour To Alleviate Congestion At Ridge & Duck Creek

Due to the closure of Duck Creek Road between Ridge and Kennedy avenues, Ridge Avenue has been experiencing congestion. In an effort to improve traffic flow throughout that area, the City of Cincinnati is trying to divert as much traffic as possible away from the Ridge/Duck Creek intersection.

These changes will be in place prior to Tuesday afternoon.


To Access I-71 from South of Madison Road: Vehicles should travel east on Madison Road to the Red Bank Expressway. Travel north on Red Bank to access I-71 North or I-71 South.

To Access I-71 from North of Highland Avenue: Travel east on Highland, then drive south onto Kennedy Avenue. From Kennedy, motorists can access I-71 North. For I-71 South, drivers should follow Kennedy, then turn east on to Duck Creek Road and follow to Red Bank Expressway. Travel north on Red Bank to the I-71 South on-ramp.

From I-71 N: Exit to the right onto Marburg and continue south. Then turn east on Vandercar Way. Vandercar will take vehicles to Madison.

From Madison Road to Kennedy Avenue or Ridge Avenue (north of Duck Creek): From Madison, travel north on Oaklawn Drive, then west on Duck Creek to access Kennedy. To get to Ridge, motorists can continue on Kennedy, then travel west on Highland Avenue to Ridge.

Road Closure

Duck Creek Road is closed between Ridge Road and Kennedy Avenue. It will remain closed through the rest of 2013. As part of the Kennedy Connector project, extensive work will be done at the intersection of Kennedy and Duck Creek.


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.