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 is currently concluding traffic studies and developing preliminary designs. Once complete, the project will undergo environmental review and a public meeting will be held to gather community input. At that time, the project will 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 is currently concluding traffic studies and developing preliminary designs. Once complete, the project will undergo environmental review and a public meeting will be held to gather community input. At that time, the project will 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 is currently concluding traffic studies and developing preliminary designs. Once complete, the project will undergo environmental review and a public meeting will be held to gather community input. At that time, the project will 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: Under construction. Project is expected to be complete by the end of 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.