Cincinnati's $7.4 Million Liberty Street Safety Improvement Project Begins April 6

The two-mile-long project is slated to be finished by January 2021

Apr 6, 2020 at 1:20 pm

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Liberty Street

The City of Cincinnati will begin construction on its $7.4 million Liberty Street Safety Improvement Project on April 6. The project runs roughly two miles between Pendleton's Reading Road intersection and Dalton Avenue in Queensgate and is expected to be completed by January 2021.

The controversial project is many years in the making, and aims at improving safety conditions for pedestrians.

The overall goals are to narrow Liberty Street to six lanes, produce bump-outs at major intersections, create pedestrian refuge islands, enhance cross walks, upgrade traffic signals, create new curbs and sidewalks and modify on-street parking.

“This project will improve safety and mobility for pedestrians and motorists by adding a variety of traffic-calming measures along a major downtown thoroughfare,” said John Brazina, director of the city's Department of Transportation & Engineering, in a release. “The changes will also enhance the appearance of Liberty Street and the quality of life for residents and businesses in Over-the-Rhine, Pendleton, Mt. Auburn, the West End and Queensgate.”

Another piece of the approved project includes the realigning of the Liberty Hill intersection.

DOTE posted an update on Twitter about the project, providing a map and photograph of where construction would begin.

The city says motorists should expect lane closures between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday as crews work. DOTE says other updates will be posted on Twitter at @RoadmapCincy.

For more information about the Liberty Street Safety Improvement Project, visit