Construction Project Updates
Phase 3 work continues. Read More About Phase 3
Malsbary Road Improvements - This project includes connecting Malsbary Road to Kenwood Road at Aldine Drive with a new traffic signal. This will allow traffic to travel from Kenwood Road through to Reed Hartman Highway and Carver Road. The railroad will begin work at the crossing in mid-March and it is anticipated that the road will open sometime in May. A roundabout at Alliance Road has been completed by Sunesis Construction Company. Road Closure and Project Information
Malsbary & Cooper Road Connector - This project was awarded to Tri-State Concrete Construction and includes connecting Malsbary Road through to Cooper Road between Hospice and the new IEL building. This new road will connect directly into the Muncipal and Safety Center and the Recreation Center with the entrance at the Recreation Center near the electronic message sign closing.The construction is completed but the road will remain closed until Malsbary Road connects through to Kenwood Road (see above project).
Downtown Streetscape, Phase 5 - This project will include constructing new sidewalk on Kenwood Road from Cooper Road south to Ronald Reagan Highway. If budget allows, it will also include alternates to add a decorative wall at the southeast corner of Kenwood and Towne Square Avenue and wall improvements at the southwest and northwest corners of Kenwood and Cooper Roads. Requested bids will be opened on February 27 and with Council approval at the March meeting, work will begin as weather permits.
The City's 2018 Paving Program will include paving Reed Hartman Highway between Peppermill Lane and Cooper Road, Malsbary Road from Reed Hartman Highway to the new roundabout and all of Foxhollow Drive. If budget allows, there are alternates that will include paving all of Cooper Lane and Timbers Drive. Bids will be opened on March 1 and with Council approval at the March meeting, work will begin as weather permits.
The City continues its efforts to provide connectivity between neighborhoods and businesses to frequent destinations around Blue Ash (Parks, Recreation Center, Municipal and Safety Center, Downtown, Golf Course, etc). The 2018 Program will include constructing a new sidewalk on Creek Road from Kenwood Road east to Fallsington Court.
Traffic Signal Upgrades
The City of Blue Ash has an ongoing program to upgrade the traffic signals throughout the City from incandescent lights to LED (light emitting diode) lights. The LED lights use significantly less electricity, last longer between failures, provide brighter signals and support battery back-up systems at major intersections. Additionally, “count-down” pedestrian signals are being installed at intersections with wide roadways (such as Reed Hartman Highway) to assist pedestrians and battery backup units are being installed at major intersections.
Questions regarding any City of Blue Ash projects listed above should be directed to the Public Works Office at (513) 745-8578 or (513) 745-8536.