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The Anatomy of Cincinnati's $1 Billion Highway Project

The Cincinnati State viaduct, as Urban Cincy calls the project, would reconstruct a series of ramps and interchanges where I-74 and I-75 meet near Mill Creek.
June 11, 2015, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"In the mid-2000s, the Ohio Department of Transportation designed a $1 billion reconstruction of Interstate 75 between the Ohio River and Interstate 275 that attracted little attention from the Cincinnati media," reports Jake Mecklenborg, who adds that the mega-project will "shape Cincinnati’s traffic patterns and property values for the next 50 years."

What follows is a highly detailed analysis of the project's genesis and the design and engineering choices that will change the intersection as well as the ways the neighborhoods surrounding Cleveland State Technical and Community College.

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Published on Friday, June 5, 2015 in UrbanCincy
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