Project Status

Since releasing the Preferred Alternative Implementation Plan, ODOT has secured construction funding for Component 5, the Duck Creek Connector, and funding to complete preliminary engineering/planning for Components 1 and 2 (Reconstruct Old Red Bank Road and Reconstruction of Hetzel Street, respectively). Following is additional information about the status of each of the Red Bank Corridor components.

Component 1: Reconstruct Old Red Bank Road, from Red Bank Drive to Red Bank Expressway

  • Construct a new bridge over the Indiana & Ohio Railroad
  • Maintain existing access points to Old Red Bank Road, including Tompkins Avenue and new connections with Hetzel Street
  • Include accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians as appropriate

Status: ODOT has concluded traffic studies, developed preliminary designs and completed environmental review. An Open House has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 to share current plans and results of environmental studies with the community. will be held to gather community input. The project will subsequently be released to the City of Cincinnati for final review, funding and implementation.

Component 2: Reconstruction of Hetzel Street from Red Bank Expressway to Old Red Bank Road

  • Relocate a portion of the City of Cincinnati Dunbar Public Services Center
  • Include sidewalks and bicycle accommodations as appropriate

Status: ODOT has concluded traffic studies, developed preliminary designs and completed environmental review. An Open House has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 to share current plans and results of environmental studies with the community. will be held to gather community input. The project will subsequently be released to the City of Cincinnati for final review, funding and implementation.

Component 3: Extend Babson Place to Red Bank Expressway at the existing location of Hetzel Street

  • Remove existing right-in, right-out access on Red Bank Expressway north of this intersection
  • Maintain parking and access to Red Bank Plaza and Medvet
  • When combined with Component 2, this connection will provide alternate access to and from Madison Road

Status: ODOT has concluded traffic studies, developed preliminary designs and completed environmental review. An Open House has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 to share current plans and results of environmental studies with the community. will be held to gather community input. The project will subsequently be released to the City of Cincinnati for final review, funding and implementation.

Component 4: Reconstruct and realign the intersection of Brotherton, Erie and Murray Avenue

  • Relocate southern terminus of Old Red Bank Road to Erie Avenue from Red Bank Expressway
  • Evaluate consolidation of intersections
  • Provide accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians as appropriate

Status: Component is on hold pending further funding; the City of Cincinnati will be responsible for advancing the project through the next phases of development and for securing funding.

Component 5: Extend Duck Creek Road to Madison Road near the intersection of Medpace Way (Duck Creek Connector)

  • Add turn lanes at the intersections and new culvert at Duck Creek Road
  • Modify intersection of Red Bank Expressway and Duck Creek Road

Status: Complete, Dec. 2017.

Mainline Improvements to Red Bank Expressway: Widen Red Bank Expressway between I-71 and Hetzel

  • Add an additional through lane in each direction, with additional turn lanes as needed at Duck Creek Road and Madison Road
  • Adjust access patterns to existing businesses and roadways as needed
  • Maintain existing grades with minor adjustments
  • Add full-width shoulders to Red Bank Expressway north of Duck Creek Road

Status: ODOT is providing project documentation to the City of Cincinnati which will be responsible for advancing the project through the next phases of development and for securing the necessary funding.

** Bike and pedestrian improvements will be addressed as project plans advance through the development process.