New Street To Open; Duck Creek To Close

New Street to Open, Duck Creek Rd to Close Aug. 1

The City of Cincinnati will change two roads on Aug. 1, 2013.

A new section of Alamo Avenue will open east of Ridge Avenue. This new section will connect Ridge and Alamo to the on-ramp for southbound I-71 and westbound Ohio 562 (Norwood Lateral). The street begins at the intersection of Ridge and Alamo Avenue.

Also on Aug. 1, Duck Creek Road will close between Ridge and Kennedy Avenue. This section of Duck Creek will remain closed until near the end of the year when the Kennedy Connector Project is complete.

The closure is taking place so that a new 48-inch water transmission line can be placed under Kennedy Avenue and Duck Creek Road. This is the continuation of the large line that was placed beneath Madison Road last summer.

Once the water line and other utilities are connected, the intersection at Kennedy and Duck Creek will be raised approximately nine feet to better align with the new section of Kennedy the City currently is building.

Traffic will be maintained from eastbound Duck Creek to Kennedy. There will be one lane in each direction maintained on Kennedy throughout the construction period. Access to local businesses also will be maintained.

Name the Street

The City is currently accepting suggestions for a new street that is being built as part of the project. Suggestions for the street name can be made on the project’s Facebook page. Suggestions will be accepted until Aug. 2.

A community committee will narrow the list of names down to a few finalists. Those final names will be voted on by citizens online later in August.

About

The Kennedy Connector project will improve the capacity, geometry, and road connectivity in the Ridge Road/Madison Road Corridor. It will do so by creating a new section of Kennedy Avenue that will connect Duck Creek and Madison Roads and will improve connectivity to the Norwood Lateral and I-71. Other area road and infrastructure improvements will be made in the area as part of the project.