(CINCINNATI) -- Motorists who use the 8th Street Viaduct will have to find a new route starting Monday, May 12.
The 8th Street Viaduct reconstruction project will include reconstruction of the viaduct and the replacement of two bridges between Freeman Ave. and State Ave.
The $22 million project, located in Queensgate and Lower Price Hill, is expected to last until summer 2009. One lane of traffic in each direction should open in November 2008.
Signs were erected on April 14 warning motorists of the closure.
Detour routes are as follows:
Westbound on 8th St.: Drive south on Freeman Ave. Turn west onto 6th St., then merge to westbound River Road. Turn north at State Ave. and follow to westbound 8th St./Glenway Ave.
Eastbound Glenway Ave.: Travel south on State Ave., then turn east onto River Road/6th St. Turn north on Freeman, then east on 8th St. Also, motorists can follow 6th St. to the 5th St. exits for downtown, 50 East/Columbia Parkway/Fort Washington Way or the I-71/I-75 South/2nd Street Exit.
Fun facts on the 8th Street Viaduct (courtesy the City of Cincinnati):