Construction Project Updates
Phase 2 is wrapping up work on the glass canopy lighting, the main street area and the tennant building (home of Nanny Belle's and future home of The Senate and Tahona Kitchen & Bar coming in the spring). Phase 3 work has begun. 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 and a roundabout at Alliance Road. This will allow traffic to travel from Kenwood Road through to Reed Hartman Highway and Carver Road.
Malsbary & Cooper Road Connector - This project 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 entrance near the pool will remain open.
Downtown Streetscape, Phase 4 - This project continues with sidewalk, new street lights and landscaping on the east side of Kenwood Road from Cooper Road to Catalpa Creek Drive and the remainder of Hunt Road dependent on the completion of the 4900 Apartment complex.
The City's 2017 Paving Program is scheduled to be bid at the end of February and presented to City Council for award at the March 9 council session. This year's program will include these streets: Grove Avenue, Bell Avenue, Meyers Lane, Bomark Court, Carpenter's Green, Carpenter's Run, Tiffany Ridge Lane, Tiffany Hill Court, Deerfield Road and the Ronald Reagan connector roads. If budget allows, there are alternates which will include Aldine Drive and Anderson Way.
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 2017 Program will include constructing a new sidewalk on Cooper Road from Waxwing Drive to Oakhurst Court. There will also be numerous sidewalk replacements throughout the City in Chimney Hill, Peppermill and Sycamore Trace.
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.