Downtown rehabilitation project to start Friday

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - As part of the City of Cincinnati's investment in Downtown, the Department of Transportation and Engineering will oversee the resurfacing of streets, sidewalk repairs and curb repairs in the Central Business District.

Work will begin Friday, July 29, 2011, and is set to be completed by Thanksgiving.

In addition to making necessary structural repairs to maintain safety and ensure an efficient traffic flow, the project will enhance the appearance of Downtown for years to come. The department, along with the construction contractor, has developed a strategically-planned schedule in order to minimize effects on residents, commuters, businesses and customers, as well as make efficient use of public funds.

Most work will be taking place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., as well as on weekends, to reduce the effects on traffic flow. Streets will remain open, though there will be lane and parking restrictions.

The Downtown street repairs are part of a contract that will enhance streets throughout the City. Other neighborhoods that will be improved under this contract include Avondale, Corryville, East End, Madisonville, Northside, Over-the-Rhine and Walnut Hills.

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