Parking to be prohibited along portion of Montana Ave.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The City of Cincinnati will begin permanently prohibiting parking along a stretch of Montana Avenue.

Beginning in June, signs will be place along Montana between Craig Avenue and Farrell Drive that read "No Parking, Anytime."

Residents in the area were sent a letter from the city saying that the community, City Council and the Department of Transportation and Engineering evaluated alternatives to improve safety of the corridor. The alternative selected reconfigures Montana Avenue to a three lane section, one lane in each direction with a center 2-way left turn lane.

The project also includes a right turn lanes at the intersection of Westwood Northern Boulevard, aesthetic improvements, including a median island between Epworth and Harrison Avenue, pedestrian lighting between Epworth Avenue and LaRue courts and sidewalk improvements.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by July of 2012.

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