Projects

Columbia Road Relocation

Under Construction

Construction Timing:

June 2016 through September 2017

To learn about the relocation of Columbia Road, please view the following video: 

Traffic Impacts

Closure Update: May 17, 2017 – Western Row Road Closure Extended One Week

The Warren County Transportation Improvement District (WCTID) has announced that the full closure currently in place on Western Row Road will be extended for one week through Friday, June 9, 2017, weather permitting.

The location of the closure is from just east of the northbound I-71 exit ramp between Columbia Road and where the road takes a 90-degree bend (near the Duke Energy substation). A detour route that uses Columbia Road to Socialville-Fosters Road to Western Row Road remains in place and is marked by signage throughout the area.

Inclement weather over the course of the closure period as well as an adjustment to the roadway construction work that will provide for improved safety and better traffic flow along Western Row Road and Columbia Road has necessitated the extension of the closure period.

April 12, 2017:

The Warren County Transportation Improvement District (WCTID) has announced that a full closure on Western Row Road will be put into place beginning Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The closure is expected to be in place until Friday, June 2, 2017, weather permitting.

The location of the closure is from just east of the northbound I-71 exit ramp between Columbia Road and where the road takes a 90-degree bend (near the Duke Energy substation).

During construction, Western Row Road will remain open to local access only, for properties located within the project area. Specifically, Western Row Road will remain open to 0.25 mile east of Columbia Road to address 3033/2995, and to Northgate Drive 1.0 mile north of Socialville-Fosters Road. Local traffic will be maintained within the closed portion of the Western Row Road to addresses 2946, 2988, and 2994 Western Row Road with access open to/from these residences through the south barricades (toward Socialville-Fosters).

A detour route that uses Columbia Road to Socialville-Fosters Road to Western Row Road will be put into place and marked by signage throughout the area.

This closure is part of the Columbia Road Relocation project, which will support better traffic flow on Western Row Road by relocating Columbia Road and making improvements to the northbound I-71 off-ramp at Western Row Road.

You can learn more about this work and view a video that provides additional information about this project on our website at ImagineWesternRow.com.

As always, we appreciate your patience during construction and ask drivers to stay alert, slow down in active work zones and eliminate distractions.

Columbia Road RelocationProject Information:

The relocation of Columbia Road will take place over two construction seasons. In 2016, construction work will focus on the areas outside the current roadway system, building a new alignment on Columbia Road from north of Catalina Drive to Western Row Road. Then, beginning in the spring of 2017, the existing portion of Columbia Road will be realigned to tie into the newly-constructed portion of the roadway.

There will also be improvements to Western Row Road from the bridge (near Northgate Drive) to the I-71 overpass, including widening and improving the alignment on this section of the road.

An access road will be built to maintain access to the retail area from Columbia Road (Western Row Center).

Project Benefits:

This project will support better traffic flow on Western Row Road by relocating Columbia Road and improving the northbound I-71 off-ramp. Extending the distance between the I-71 off ramp intersection and Columbia Road and improving turn lanes will allow travelers to move more easily through this area.