Highway project worries Cincinnati State officials

CINCINNATI (AP) - Leaders of an Ohio college are worried about a highway project that could choke off easy access to the campus for many students.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is a commuter school near Interstate 75 that has about 10,500 students. All live off campus, and most work.

A project meant to make I-75 safer and less confusing for drivers would eliminate some ramps. One is a Central Parkway ramp off Interstate 74, used by many for school access.

Officials think making access more complicated will reduce enrollment that has been growing in recent years.

The ramp elimination doesn't begin until 2024, and there is a potential alternative connector. But it would cost at least $20 million, and there's no funding lined up.

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