CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Visitors from near and far will soon begin traveling to the Lindner Family Tennis Center for the Western & Southern Open, and when they do, Warren County transportation officials want to be sure they have the latest information about current road construction in southwest Warren County.
Warren County Engineer Neil Tunison provided updates on active construction projects in southwest Warren County, and the related traffic impacts those projects are having on local roads.
Tunison noted that there will be no lane closures on Interstate 71 in Warren County during the tennis tournament, and while travel-related delays are often common for those traveling to and from the Tennis Center, construction activity should not affect local travel over the next week.
Socialville-Fosters Road Improvements
The bridge on Socialville-Fosters Road over I-71 is currently closed. The detour for the closure is Mason-Montgomery Road to Western Row Road to Columbia Road.
The Ohio Department of Transportation will put in place full rolling closures on I-71 at Socialville-Fosters Road (approximately between mile markers 22 and 23 on I-71). The 15-minute road closures will happen nightly, beginning at 11:00 p.m., and continue intermittently until 5:00 a.m. The nighttime closures are scheduled to start Sunday, Aug. 21, at 11:00 p.m., and continue through Saturday, Aug. 27, at 5:00 a.m.
Columbia Road Relocation
There are no lane closures on Columbia Road as a result of this project. Traffic was shifted within the project area to allow for underground utility, storm and waterline work to be completed, but the existing number of travel lanes has not changed.
Kings Island Drive Improvements
There are no full closures or detours in place related to the work on Kings Island Drive; however, there are various lane closures and traffic impacts throughout the project area, primarily from Soak City Drive to the new entrance of Kings Island. Drivers who have not driven this road recently are encouraged to slow down, read the signs and be mindful of other drivers as they move through this area where the traffic patterns have recently changed.
Irwin-Simpson Road Widening
Irwin-Simpson Road between Charleston Park and Butler-Warren Road is currently closed to through traffic, but local residents will have access to this area throughout construction. The detour is Butler-Warren Road to Socialville-Fosters Road to Snider Road, and is marked with detour signage.
Bethany Road Project
Bethany Road is currently closed from Mason-Montgomery Road to SR 741. This closure will be in place through Friday, September 16, 2016. A detour that uses Mason-Montgomery Road, US 42 and SR 741 is in place and is marked with signage.