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Planned Riverside Drive closure pushed to Wednesday

Riverside Drive Closure
Posted at 2:04 PM, Jul 08, 2019

CINCINNATI — A scheduling conflict has delayed a closure on Riverside Drive, according to a city spokesperson for the Department of Transportation and Engineering.

The full closure between Kemper Lane and Hazen Street, originally planned for Monday, will now go into effect at 6 a.m. Wednesday. The westbound lanes will remain open Monday and Tuesday.

The closure is part of a larger street rehabilitation project to address both safety and long-term flooding and drainage issues in the area.

The closure is located at a railroad overpass and along a blind “S” curve, according to a news release. Water pools during warmer months and freezes during the winter months.

Riverside Driver Closure

Crews will also work to eliminate an environmental hazard by separating storm water and sewer pipes.

The following detours will be posted for drivers:

  • Eastbound drivers detoured via Eggleston Avenue to Columbia Parkway to Stanley Avenue.
  • Westbound drivers detoured via Stanley Avenue to Columbia Parkway to Fort Washington Way.

The work in this area is expected to be complete by Saturday, July 27.

Click here for regular updates on the Riverside Drive project.