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ODOT and city of Cincinnati discontinue development of “Elmore Connector” project
 
Lebanon (Wednesday, May 10, 2017) Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 8 Deputy Director Tammy Campbell announced today that ODOT and the city of Cincinnati mutually agree the “No Build” alternative is the preferred option regarding the “Elmore Connector” project.
 
“ODOT continuously works to match limited resources with growing demands and the benefits from this project would be minimal at this time because existing routes already provide for efficient travel through the area,” said Campbell.
 
ODOT and the city of Cincinnati studied alignments that would have created a new two-lane connector road between Elmore Street and Central Parkway. The Elmore Connector study was conducted to identify possible connectivity improvements that may have been lost when the Interstate 74 ramp to Central Parkway closed in June 2016.
 
Based on the ability of the new Hopple Street interchange at Interstate 75 and the newly reconfigured Beekman Street interchange at I-74 to sufficiently and safely move commuters in this area, development of the project will not continue.
 
In addition the city of Cincinnati’s Northside Arterials project has supplemented the new interchanges by modifying several one-way streets to two-way routes providing better connectivity for travelers.
 
For ongoing traffic, construction and weather-related information, please check www.OHGO.com.
 
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The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset--the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
 
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
 
For more information contact:
Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at (513) 933-6517
Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534
or email D08.PIO@dot.ohio.gov