Status

Local municipalities and communities, as well as Hamilton County, OKI, and ODOT, are now using the 2019 Conceptual Alternatives Implementation Plan to help guide transportation planning within the central Eastern Corridor area (Segments II and III). The majority of improvements recommended in the plan will be led by local communities and government organizations. Most will be implemented as separate projects and will be constructed as they are approved and funding is secured. If requested, ODOT will be able to provide planning and construction assistance for projects or portions of projects that fall within its jurisdiction and will coordinate directly with affected communities regarding those initiatives.

SR 32 and Eight Mile Intersection Improvements

ODOT has been working to advance planning and project development for improvements to the SR 32 and Eight Mile Road intersection in Anderson Township. This project will address safety issues caused by vehicles turning between SR 32 and Eight Mile Road. Planned improvements include:

  • Adding a traffic signal to manage traffic flow and control left-hand turns from a protected turn lane on westbound SR 32 to Eight Mile Road
  • Adding a dedicated through-lane on SR 32 that will allow westbound traffic to flow continuously through the SR 32 and Eight Mile Road intersection, bypassing the signal.
  • Grade improvements
  • Repair of a landslide on SR 32, east of the intersection

A Virtual Open House is being held from February 7, 2012 – March 15, 2021 to share additional information about the project and what to expect during construction with the community. The community is also invited to share comments and ask questions about the planned improvements. Information gathered will be used to help refine project plans. Construction is expected to begin in early 2023 and be completed by fall 2023. Click here to participate.

 

SR 32 Improvements in the Village of Newtown

ODOT is currently completing a feasibility study for multiple transportation improvements along SR 32 to ease congestion and make travel within the Village of Newtown easier and safer. The initial concepts for these improvements grew out of an extensive effort conducted in close coordination with community representatives, planners and interest groups to identify and prioritize transportation needs and proposed solutions. The proposed improvements include:

  • Modifying the SR 32/Round Bottom Road and SR 32/Little Dry Run Road intersections to make turning easier and better separate turning vehicles from the path of through traffic
  • Adding a second eastbound lane on SR 32 between Round Bottom Road and Little Dry Run Road
  • Adding a center turn lane on SR 32, east of Little Dry Run Road
  • Expanding shared-use path options along SR 32 to provide safe travel alternatives for walkers, runners, and bicyclists and to provide an improved connection towards the Little Miami Trail via existing sidewalks along Valley Avenue

These projects were included in the 2019 Conceptual Alternatives Implementation Plan prepared for Eastern Corridor Segments II and III and were identified as high priorities due to existing congestion and safety concerns.

As part of the feasibility study process, ODOT is seeking further input through a Virtual Open House focused on the proposed roadway improvements and gathering community preferences regarding the shared-use path options. The Virtual Open House is open now through March 22, 2021 and can be visited any time.