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City leaders unveil Oakley street barricades

OAKLEY, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati city leaders unveiled street barricades in Oakley during a press conference on Monday morning. 

Oakley citizens began planning for solutions to anticipated traffic and safety problems from the new Rookwood construction in the summer of 2011.  After more than a year of meetings and back and forth with Cincinnati DOTE staff, DOTE informed citizens they could not recommend all their proposed solutions, including street barricades on Hyde Park Avenue and other streets that empty out onto Edwards Road. 

City Council Member Laure Quinlivan got council support to overrule the DOTE objections and implement the citizen plan for traffic calming. 

"Oakley citizens did the proper research and got unanimous community support for what their plans to save their neighborhood," says Quinlivan.  "Of course we should support them." 

Council approved Quinlivan's motion to implement Oakley's street barricade plan last month, and the Cincinnati Public Works installed the temporary barricades over the weekend. 

City DOTE will mail a postcard to everyone in the affected Oakley area seeking approval for the citizen traffic calming plan and barricades that have been erected, before they are made permanent.

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