CINCINNATI - The United States Army Corps of Engineers will close Madison Road between Ibsen Avenue and Oaklawn Drive Thursday evening for two hours.
The Corps is closing the road in order to test the floodgate located there. Drivers can expect the closure to last from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The temporary closure will alter a detour currently in place for Greater Cincinnati Water Works' installation of two new water mains on Madison between Ridge Road and Ibsen.
During the two-hour closure, motorists can take the following detours:
Eastbound: From Madison, go north on Ridge, then east on Highland Avenue. Traffic will then travel south on Kennedy Avenue, then east on Duck Creek Road. From Duck Creek, drivers can access Madison Road by driving south on either Oaklawn or the Red Bank Expressway.
Westbound: From Madison, use either Red Bank Expressway or Oaklawn to travel north to Duck Creek. Travel west on Duck Creek, then north on Kennedy and west on Highland. From Highland, cars can rejoin Madison by driving south on Ridge.
Access to Madison Road between Ridge (westbound) and Steel Place (eastbound) will be maintained for vehicles by using the existing detour of Ridge to Ibsen.
The City of Cincinnati is currently constructing the Kennedy Connector in this area. The Kennedy Connector project will build a new extension of Kennedy Avenue that will connect Duck Creek Road and Madison. The new road will improve traffic flow and safety. It also will provide new opportunities for economic development. The project began this spring and is expected to take nearly two years to complete.
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