Central Ave./I-475 interchange work to begin Sunday

ODOT knows there will be congestion due to this work, and they recommend drivers seek an alternate route or give themselves plenty of time to get through the area.

Jaden Jefferson
Oct 31, 2020
Central Ave./I-475 interchange. (ODOT)

Editor’s Note: The following is a news release from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — The Central Avenue/I-475 Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) was chosen to receive recessed wet reflective pavement markings as part of a pilot project for the state of Ohio. The wet reflective pavement markings are intended to improve the level of retroreflectivity during night and/or wet conditions, which typically make it harder to see the pavement markings.

While ODOT is excited for these improved pavement markings, there will be traffic impacts to install them.

This work has temperature requirements, so we cannot install overnight. Unfortunately, this work will require about three days’ worth of daytime work, beginning Sunday, November 1. One lane of Central Avenue in each direction will be maintained across the bridge at all times. However, depending on the phasing, the left turn lanes (Central Ave. and the ramps) and left through lane OR the right turn lanes (Central Ave. and the ramps) and right through lane could be closed.

To see an example of the difference the wet reflective pavement markings make in visibility, watch this video that shows Hamilton County’s I-71 pilot project.



Jaden Jefferson

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