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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #315 on: September 21, 2016, 03:11:50 PM »
^well that's pretty sexist

THIS is sexist:

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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #316 on: September 21, 2016, 08:38:31 PM »
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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #317 on: December 05, 2016, 11:36:35 AM »
Has ODOT published new estimates for when various portions of this project are expected to be finished?

Their website still says that most will be finished by Fall 2016, but it appears like there is still a lot of work left (though I could be over-estimating). Three of the four new MLK ramps are supposed to be done by Fall 2016. Only the southbound onramp is estimated to take until Summer 2017 to finish.

https://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D08/Pages/I-71-MLK-Interchange-Project-Info.aspx





Looks like the DOT updated their website (image filename remains the same, so the embedded image makes my previous post confusing - ), now saying that most of the ramps won't open until Spring 2017. Ramp B still says it was supposed to be completed in "November 2016" which didn't happen. So far, I haven't seen any media coverage about how this project is behind schedule.

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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #318 on: December 05, 2016, 01:18:48 PM »
^ It's quite typical. I've been monitoring the websites for the various I-75 construction projects and nearly every phase is over budget and behind schedule from original estimates. Yet the Enquirer would never write an article calling out ODOT.
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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #319 on: December 05, 2016, 01:27:30 PM »
Ramp E is finally taking shape.  Pretty much everything else was almost finished before they even started on it. 

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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #320 on: December 06, 2016, 05:48:05 PM »
Is it me or do  the ornamental pylons on the MLK bridge look like they are made out of legos.

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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #321 on: December 07, 2016, 08:43:06 AM »
Is it me or do  the ornamental pylons on the MLK bridge look like they are made out of legos.


they look like they should grace the entry to the Lawrenceburg Casino

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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #322 on: December 07, 2016, 11:05:05 AM »
When I first saw them I was reminded of the Forest Fair Mall.
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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #323 on: December 19, 2016, 01:39:58 AM »
It just go worse.  The weird casino-type pylons are now the towers for a faux cable-stayed bridge adornment.  You can't make this stuff up.  No matter where you go in the state you get the impression that ODOT is staffed by a small army of complete knuckleheads. 

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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #324 on: December 19, 2016, 01:42:18 AM »
Also, the widening of the bridge has taken its final shape and it has the effect of making the whole thing look shorter and less massive than it is.  Like, if this thing had been built by the Romans, it would have been almost the biggest thing in the world.  And it would have looked way cooler. 

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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #325 on: January 16, 2017, 06:25:26 PM »
Another story on the development planned for the SE corner of Reading & MLK:
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2017/01/16/reshaping-reading-mlk-corridor-starts-project/96632126/

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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #326 on: January 16, 2017, 07:07:06 PM »
Anyone notice the drains on the bridge that stick out about 5 feet from the curb and would easily flatten bike tires? 

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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #327 on: April 17, 2017, 11:17:33 AM »
According to ODOT, the new ramp from MLK to I-71 Northbound will open next Monday morning, April 24 at 9 a.m., and the ramp from McMillan to I-71 N will be closed at that time for construction.
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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #328 on: April 17, 2017, 11:44:59 AM »
The 2-way portion of McMillan is going to be extended from May St to 71, so that traffic going westbound on McMillan will be able to get onto I-71 N. The northbound ramp from McMillan is going to be widened, presumably so that it can accommodate two lanes of traffic that will merge prior to merging onto 71. 


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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #329 on: April 21, 2017, 01:10:11 AM »
I heard at a bar tonight that Neyer Properties just bought out a single family house holdout near this interchange for $900k. 

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Re: Cincinnati: New I-71 Interchange at MLK (Uptown Access Project)
« Reply #330 on: April 21, 2017, 03:15:47 PM »
Interstate 71 interchange to open Monday after six-month delay

The opening of a highly anticipated new ramp to Interstate 71 takes place Monday morning.

The ramp from Martin Luther King Drive to northbound I-71 will open to traffic at 9 a.m. Monday. The following week, the ramp from McMillan Street to northbound I-71 will be closed at 9 a.m. on May 1 and remain closed through June 30. Traffic during that period will be detoured using the new MLK/I-71 ramp.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/04/21/interstate-71-interchange-to-open-monday-after-six.html
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