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In 2006, the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the City of Cincinnati, the Uptown Consortium, SORTA, and numerous community organizations, completed the Uptown Study, a comprehensive look at transportation needs throughout Uptown.As part of an overall transportation strategy, this study included a recommendation for consideration of improved access to and from I-71 in the vicinity of Martin Luther King Drive, Taft Road, and McMillan Street. The goals of this study are to reduce travel times, simplify wayfinding to and from I-71, and promote economic vitality within the Uptown area and surrounding neighborhoods. Please visit the project website at to learn more: UptownAccessStudy.com.
Is it just me, or do all the proposals shown eliminate the possibility of the CL&N right-of-way being used for light rail?
MLKB seems the obvious choice. Although, flaring the MLK exit out over Van Buren Ave like it does seems kinda silly when you look at it compared to the alternatives presented that don't do that.
Wow.http://uptownaccessstudy.com/Images/PDFs/Open_House2%20materials/UptownOH2_MLKBex.pdf- Am I looking at this one correctly, there is no connection from SB I-71 to MLK (Taft would still be used)? Seems like a waste if that's not included.
Quote from: taestell on November 15, 2011, 02:01:34 PMWow.http://uptownaccessstudy.com/Images/PDFs/Open_House2%20materials/UptownOH2_MLKBex.pdf- Am I looking at this one correctly, there is no connection from SB I-71 to MLK (Taft would still be used)? Seems like a waste if that's not included.It's hard to look at- there IS a southbound MLK exit- Basically, you would "exit" for both Taft & MLK about a half mile before you hit MLK, Taft traffic goes under the bridge, while MLK traffic exits to the bridge. Not the clearest drawing, but it's there.
Do you mean that Victory Parkway was a much more important street? I can certainly understand that, but nowhere is Victory any narrower than it was when it was built. The intersection with Madison was completely redone when MLK was brought through in the 1970s, it used to be a large T intersection. Also, the only newer part of Madison Road is the one block between Victory and Woodburn, which I presume was constructed along with the rest of Victory Parkway. It didn't exist in 1912, but the rest of Madison sure did. Madison is actually an old turnpike (Madisonville Pike), so it predates most of the rest of the roads in the area. Its current width from Woodburn east to the B&O tracks in Oakley was set in about 1918. The following map overlays the modern Victory Parkway and MLK with the 1912 street grid. Projects like MLK, Dana Avenue, Linn Street, and one-waying Taft and McMillan were mostly mid 1970s projects. The Jefferson/Short Vine project was done in the mid 60s as well as the short stretch of MLK between Clifton and Vine. Those two roads were done in part to try to contain UC's campus from expanding further north into Burnett Woods or further east into Corryville. St. Clair Street and Melish Avenue weren't widened out to their present size until later in the 1970s, but they were still about 40' wide, so that allowed two lanes of traffic in each direction between Vine and Reading. The stretch of MLK between Clifton and Dixmyth wasn't built until probably the mid 70s either.