CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Officials announced on Tuesday they new city of Mason interchange at I-71 and Western Row Road is open to drivers.
The new ramps were finished four months ahead of schedule and on budget.
“The Western Row Road interchange project was a major infrastructure priority for ODOT, not just because of the improved safety this provides to drivers throughout the area, but because of the access it has established to the growing regional hub of economic activity in Mason,” ODOT District 8 Deputy Director Tammy Campbell said in a news release.
According to ODOT, the biggest change for drivers will be the new northbound access to I-71 and the new southbound access both on and off I-71 to and from Innovation Way.
“The county is thrilled to see the completion of this full access interchange and we are proud of our role in providing safer travel for all those who drive through this area,” Warren County Engineer Neil Tunison said.
Mason City Manager Eric Hansen said the completion of the interchange opens up opportunities with the economic growth in the area.