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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cincinnati kicks off Uptown street rehabilitation projects

The City of Cincinnati is starting several street rehabilitation projects in Mt. Auburn, Walnut Hills Clifton Heights and Corryville. Auburn Avenue, Burnet Avenue, McMillan Street, Vine Street and William Howard Taft Road will all be affected by the various improvements totaling $2.3 million.

Depending on each street's current condition they will receive partial- or full-depth repairs followed a process that will grind off the existing asphalt. According to Don Steins, Senior Engineer with Cincinnati's Department of Transportation & Engineering (DOTE), the partial and full-depth repairs will last approximately two weeks.

From there, crews from Little Miami Construction Company will replace deteriorated curbs, construct curb ramps, sidewalks/driveway aprons where necessary, adjust utility castings, and resurface all of the pavement area. All of the street rehabilitation work should be completed by early August, 2010.

Steins noted that this time line might very well change with the potential addition of other Clifton Heights streetscaping work, and said that the DOTE is encouraging drivers to use alternative routes during the reconstruction process. While reconstruction takes place there will always be some degree of access for drivers, and during morning and evening rush hour times all lanes will be open to traffic.


Evan said...

Hopefully they do a better job with this than they did with the MLK repairs.

I still don't understand why two weeks were spent repaving MLK to have them forget to put in the storm drains. They had to rip up sections of the road and pretty much did the job twice.

Leiflet said...

Can someone explain to me what the heck these guys actually DO?!? Each year I have been here, The Hyde Park/O'Brionville/Walnut Hills Crew hires a dozen huge vehicles to dig up the streets, do something and cover them back up with stupid metal plates that slow down traffic.

I would assume that they're fixing the seriously deficient roads. But, nope. The roads look just as patchy (and need fixing) a few weeks later.

There was one hole on Moormon Street that was nearly 6 inches deep. It was a serious safety hazard. A road crew decided to fill it in...with sand!! After being covered over, it was half as deep again by the next week.

At the time, i drove a '91 Honda that needed new shocks badly, and every time i hit a pothole, my car lurched. These stupid potholes are EVERYWHERE!! I've never lived in a city with such bad streets that never actually get fixed.

Seriously, can anyone explain this to me? And tell me why there are 9 manholes on one intersection?? How much access to the sewer to people need? And why the hell don't roads actually stay FIXED like they do in other cities? Paving=smoothing over!!!

Grrr~! WHY?!

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