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Monday, March 24, 2008

Newport / Fort Thomas Subsidizing Ohio Drivers?

There is a post from Kevin LeMaster's blog, Building Cincinnati, about a public meeting tomorrow night in Cold Spring for citizens concerned about the I-471 corridor study. There is concern that widening to four lanes, while possibly needed, is a subsidy for Ohio commuters driving to and from the east side while possibly hurting the values of homes in the corridor.

I do wish they would complete the Eastern Corridor. I understand the concerns around the Little Miami but the constant delay hurts the environment more as a result of all the East-siders driving an extra 5-10 miles each way each day. My daily commute is from Fort Thomas to Amelia and I get to watch as the backups build in the opposite direction.

Be sure to attend if you are as passionate about these proposed changes as those in the East Row Historic District.

1 comment:

  1. That is why I-471 and all other Interstate Highways are primarily federally funded and maintained.

    The feds are suppose to fund 90% and the state puts up a 10% match.

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