Completed April 2000

In 1999, the Ohio‐Kentucky‐Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), led the Eastern Corridor Major Investment Study (MIS). The MIS evaluated preliminary options for addressing regional transportation problems and determined that the most effective solution for the Eastern Corridor needed to: encompass a multi‐modal approach; support economic goals; balance impacts with environmental protection; and consider land use.

The MIS recommended plan (concepts and general corridor proximities) included the need for a new transportation corridor crossing of the Little Miami River and was used to establish the Eastern Corridor study area for Tier 1 NEPA analyses. MIS recommendations were adopted by OKI in April 2000 and are incorporated into the region’s long-range transportation plan.

ODOT has taken over the next phase of studies and project development.