Mill Creek Expressway project continues with new phase
The next phase of construction on the $664 million Interstate 75 Mill Creek Expressway Project is underway.
This phase of work will reconstruct the Mitchell Avenue interchange as a tight urban diamond and includes widening and reconstructing approximately one mile of I-75, replacing the structures over Mitchell and Clifton avenues, and improvements to Mitchell Avenue. The work on I-75 will take place from 2,000 feet south of Clifton Avenue to 200 feet north of the Mitchell interchange.
The $53,649,065 contract was awarded to the John J. Jurgensen Company. This project is the first mainline phase of the larger Mill Creek Expressway project, which is being designed for four future lanes in the corridor. This eight-phase interstate project began last year with the construction of the Monmouth Street overpass which is targeted for completion this August.
Traffic will be maintained during construction. There will be no detours of the interstate or Mitchell Avenue traffic. There will be some temporary closures of Mitchell and Clifton for bridge construction.
Overall, upon its completion, the Mill Creek Expressway Project will improve traffic flow and enhance safety of the I-75 corridor from the Western Hills Viaduct to north of the Paddock Road interchange in Hamilton County. Over the course of 10 years, construction will rehabilitate eight miles of existing lanes and construct an additional lane in each direction.
The final phase of work is scheduled for completion May of 2020.
The Mill Creek Expressway also includes updates at the interchanges at Hopple Street, I-74, Norwood Lateral and Paddock Road, as well as the modernization of the Colerain Avenue/Beekman Street interchange with I-74.
A brief description of all eight phases can be found at the following link: