CINCINNATI — Columbia Parkway has shrunk from three westbound lanes to one.
Since January, landslides have plagued the busy road as rains wash dirt and debris down hillsides, spilling onto the road and causing hazards for anyone below.
The project to stop these landslides began Monday, and city officials warn that drivers can expect long delays as lanes close for construction.
Columbia Pkwy Update: The WB curb lane b/w Tusculum & Beechmont will be closed daily 9 AM - 4 PM starting Monday, Nov. 11, for 6 - 8 weeks. The single-lane closure is needed for crews reconstructing stormwater inlets to eliminate flooding in this sharp curve along the parkway. pic.twitter.com/EiUicHdHmd— Roadmap Cincy (@RoadmapCincy) November 8, 2019
Columbia Parkway is reduced to one lane inbound between Delta Avenue and Torrence Parkway, and city officials expect construction to last until “mid to late winter 2020.”
The project was announced last March by Mayor John Cranley and City Manager Patrick Duhaney to address “hillside stability” along Columbia Parkway between Bains Ave and Torrence Parkway.
Riverside Drive is the easiest detour around the backups, as well as other alternate routes.
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