Interstate 75 is getting a lot of attention on the state’s summer construction to-do list.
The Ohio Department of Transportation released its plan for the 2021 construction season. For ODOT District 8, which includes Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Clinton, Greene and Preble counties, the state is planning a total of $760 million in construction for 95 new and ongoing projects.
Not all will be completed this year.
Statewide, ODOT is planning nearly $2 billion in infrastructure projects.
Below are some local highlights from the list. For a full list of projects, including carryover projects from previous construction seasons, visit the ODOT projects link on the state website.
Major highway projects, all in Hamilton County
- Interstate 75 widening, I-75/Mill Creek Expressway: This project will widen the highway to four lanes between Monmouth Street and Clifton Avenue as well as improve the connection from eastbound I-74 to I-75. Cost: $87 million
- Interstate 75 widening, I-75 Thru the Valley: This project will widen the highway, adding a fourth lane in both directions as well as auxiliary lanes from Sharon Road to Glendale Milford Road and from Sharon Road to I-275. Cost: $45.7 million.
- Interstate 71 paving/bridge repair: This project will repave 5.5 miles of the highway and replace the bridge deck on Stewart Road. It will also rehab other bridges from north of State Route 562/the Norwood Lateral to State Route 126/Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway. Finally, the project will widen the highway to three lanes between the Norwood Lateral and the Red Bank Expressway, removing the northbound Ridge Road exit and adding a northbound exit to Kennedy Avenue. Cost: $36 million
- Interstate 74/Mill Creek Expressway: This project will improve I-74 as part of the I-74/I-75 interchange reconstruction. It will also improve the ramps from I-75 to I-74 west.
- Constructing a roundabout at the intersection of State Route 73 and County Road 24, just west of Trenton. Cost: $3 million
- Constructing a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 127 and State Route 73, just west of Seven Mile. Cost: $2.7 million
- Constructing a Restricted Crossing U-Turn on State Route 32 at the Bauer Road intersection near Batavia. The project will include building signalized median crossovers, allowing for left turns via legal U-turns. Cost: $6 million