New I-275/SR 32 interchange ramp opens
CLERMONT COUNTY (Thursday,
Sept. 10, 2015) – In a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, the Ohio Department of
Transportation (ODOT) celebrated another step toward the completion of the new
and improved Interstate 275/State Route 32 Interchange.
representatives from ODOT and Clermont County were among officials on hand to
open the new flyover ramp which provides more direct access to SR 32 from
southbound I-275. The ramp opening comes on the heels of the opening of the tunnel
to traffic last week, which facilitates traffic traveling from northbound I-275
to eastbound SR 32.
A part of
the Eastern Corridor Program’s effort to address problems associated with
access to the SR 32 corridor in the Eastgate area, the two-year project
involved reconstructing the interchange to provide safer and more efficient
travel for motorists. Work at the
interchange was the third phase of improvements for the Eastgate area.
“This project is a critical part of
the infrastructure of Clermont County and eastern Hamilton County, providing
more efficient travel throughout the area,” said ODOT District 8 Deputy
Director Tammy Campbell. “We are proud to
have worked with the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District, the
Clermont County Engineer and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of
Governments in seeing this project through construction.”
The first two phases of
improvements provided the foundation for this work.
Phase 1 realigned and widened lanes along Eastgate North Frontage Road
(also known as Eastgate North Drive), and improved access to and from SR 32 and
Eastgate Boulevard. Phase 2 included the
widening and reconstruction of Eastgate Boulevard over SR 32. Work included relocating the westbound entrance
and exit ramps from SR 32 to Eastgate North Drive to improve levels of service
along the boulevard.
The John R. Jurgensen Co. was the
contractor on the $32 million project.
For more information contact:
Cunningham, Communications, at (513) 933-6517