OKI has been a witness to the rapid growth in population and development that has occurred in Western Hamilton County. OKI has seen that many roadways are operating at or close to capacity causing safety and congestion concerns. Initiating the Western Hamilton County Transportation Study (Study) in January 2005 was OKI’s response to these problems. The Study area included the cities of Cheviot, Cincinnati and Harrison; villages of Addyston, Cleves and North Bend; and the townships of Colerain, Crosby, Delhi, Green, Harrison, Miami and Whitewater. The Study focuses on improving mobility and safety for residents, commuters, visitors and freight. All are important factors to ensuring a healthy and vibrant quality of life.
An 11-member Oversight Team and 59-member Advisory Committee provided coordination and additional input to the Study. The Oversight Team served as a technical group which met monthly with OKI and the consultant team to supply data and consistent monitoring of the Study’s progress. The Advisory Committee was comprised of a diverse range of public and private interests from throughout the Study area and met quarterly to review and grant approval on every major milestone decision.
The goal of the Study was to produce conceptual planning recommendations to address the identified transportation problem areas in Western Hamilton County by:
– Improving safety
– Enhancing roadway connections
– Increasing the availability of non-car travel options
– Protecting and enhancing the environment
– Supporting economic vitality
– Coordinating with existing and future land uses
– Ensuring efficient traffic operations
– Maintaining existing infrastructure
Conceptual planning recommendations are recommendations that are developed to address existing or future transportation problems based on a minimal level of design, technical and environmental information.
In terms of existing and future transportation problem areas and conceptual planning recommendations, the Study involved two major components:
– A detailed evaluation of previously-documented local, county and state plans which resulted in the identification of 74 problem areas and transportation improvement recommendations.
– The identification of 26 new, not previously documented transportation problem areas (referred to as the “Western 26”) complete with conceptual, short- and long-term planning recommendations for each.
In addition to 100 combined conceptual planning recommendations, the Strategic Plan identifies six Regional Corridor Project Priorities estimated at a total cost of $52,500,000. These priority recommendations are considered to provide the highest positive impact on Western Hamilton County’s existing and future transportation system.
The Western Hamilton County Transportation Study Strategic Plan (Resolution 2007-04) was adopted by the OKI Executive Committee on February 8, 2007.
Email comments or questions to Ms. Robyn Bancroft or call OKI at (513) 621-6300.
Cover and Table of Contents
Section 1 – Background
Section 2 – Introduction and History
Section 3 – Study Area
Section 4 – Existing and Future Conditions
Section 5 – Problem Areas – The Strategic Gaps
Section 6 – Recommendations
Section 7 – Implementation
Appendix A – Study Question and Answer Sheet
Appendix B – Public Involvement Information
Appendix C – Existing Plans and Studies
Appendix D – Major Developments
Appendix E – Evaluation and Combined Recommendations
Appendix F – Transportation Recommendations by Jurisdiction
Red Flag Summary
Red Flag Summary ODOT- Form
Red Flag Summary – Overview