Red Bank to I-275/SR 32 (Segments II and III) Overview

Eastern Corridor Segments II and III, located at the center of the Eastern Corridor region, extend between the Red Bank Corridor (Segment I) and the I-275/SR 32 interchange in the Eastgate area of Clermont County (Segment IV) and include US 50/Wooster Pike, SR 125 (Beechmont Levee), and SR 32.

Previous recommendations for transportation improvements through this area focused on relocating SR 32 from where it currently meets SR 125 (Beechmont Levee) to create a new, direct connection with US 50 (Columbia Parkway) and the Red Bank corridor. After reviewing the results of in-depth studies, ODOT determined that relocating the roadway through the Little Miami River valley is not currently feasible due to potentially significant environmental impacts, and high construction costs.

ODOT has since turned its focus toward improving access and connectivity for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians using improvements to the existing network that balance transportation needs with community values and available resources. These improvements are smaller in scale and, consequently, would result in fewer environmental impacts.

 

MOVING FORWARD

In 2017, ODOT completed a Transportation Needs Analysis for Eastern Corridor Segments II and III that used technical studies and public input to re-examine and reprioritize transportation needs and priorities within the study area. Throughout 2018, ODOT worked closely with local communities, planners, and interest groups to develop and evaluate possible solutions for the needs identified in the report. Recommendations stemming from these efforts can be found in the 2019 Conceptual Alternatives Implementation Plan.

The Conceptual Alternatives Implementation Plan outlines 68 recommended transportation projects developed for Segments II and III, divided into six different Focus Areas (see below). The Plan provides direction for moving each project forward, and identifies potential project sponsors and funding sources. Local municipalities and communities, as well as Hamilton County, OKI, and ODOT, are now using the Plan’s recommendations to help guide transportation planning within Segments II and III. For updates related to these efforts, visit the Segments II and III Status page.

 

FOCUS AREAS & ADVISORY COMMITTEES

To help facilitate the development of the Conceptual Alternatives Implementation Plan, ODOT divided the Segments II and III area into six focus areas:

  • ANCOR/SR 32 Hill Focus Area
  • Village of Newtown Focus Area
  • SR 125/SR 32 Focus Area
  • US 50 Corridor Focus Area
  • Linwood/Eastern Avenue Interchange Focus Area
  • US 50/Red Bank Interchange Focus Area

ODOT formed Advisory Committees to help identify, evaluate, and prioritize solutions for the transportation needs of each Focus Area, and to develop strategies for project implementation. Advisory Committee members included local elected officials, transportation planning professionals, in addition to community and interest group representatives within the Focus Areas.

More information about Advisory Committee activities is available on the Segments II and III Public Involvement Page.

 


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