traffic pattern slated for I-275/SR 32 interchange
June 12, 2014) – Work on the I-275
and SR 32 Interchange improvement project will include the following lane
restrictions this week:
time work will require lane closures from 9 p.m. Monday, June 16 to 6 a.m.
Tuesday, June 17 on southbound I-275 and westbound SR 32.
at 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, a significant change in traffic pattern will be in
place on I-275. Work on southbound I-275 will require traffic to move to the
west in preparation for what is called a “contraflow” configuration – where
both north and southbound traffic will travel on what is currently the
southbound lanes of traffic. Northbound traffic will be switched to the
southbound side sometime in the near future. Four lanes of traffic will
continue – two lanes in each direction – and additional signage will be placed
throughout the area to alert motorists to the changes. In addition to the
changes to southbound I-275, the ramp from westbound SR 32 to southbound I-275
will be reconfigured. Beginning Tuesday, June 17, westbound SR 32 traffic will
access southbound I-275 traffic from the left, not the right as it does
changes will continue throughout the month of June and into the summer, and
notifications of upcoming work will continue to be distributed.
While it will
take some time for drivers to get used to the changing pattern of traffic on
I-275 and SR 32, these changes are critical to improving safety in and around
the Eastgate area. The interchange improvements are just one phase of work
taking place around Eastgate to support better traffic flow through the area.
realignments and signal timing improvements have already been completed on
Eastgate North Frontage Road. The reconstruction of Eastgate Boulevard over SR
32 is ongoing and a modified intersection will provide new access on SR 32,
wider lanes and better access for businesses in the area. Improvements will
also be made along SR 32 between I-275 and Batavia to reduce traffic signals
and improve connectivity between the local road network and SR 32.
Each project is
happening in an integrated sequence where the construction of one project lays
the foundation for the next. While the priority for transportation planners is
to improve safety for all who travel through the area, transportation
improvements will also provide the infrastructure for continued economic
development and investment throughout the county.
information about the work at I-275 and SR 32, as well as the other projects
taking place throughout the area can be found at http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D08/Pages/default.aspx, as well as the Ohio Department of Transportation - Cincinnati District
and Twitter pages.