The City of Loveland is asking residents, local business owners, workers, and frequent area travelers to take a survey about traffic congestion in Downtown Loveland.
Loveland is investigating alternatives for addressing congestion on and near the West Loveland Avenue bridge spanning the Little Miami River. Public involvement is a critical component of the project development process for proposed roadway improvements.
This survey is the first of several public involvement opportunities for this project. The public will be invited to public open houses in the first quarter of 2024 to review multiple design alternatives and provide feedback. A final preferred alternative will be presented at another future public open house.
West Loveland Avenue is the only way for motorists to cross the Little Miami River within Loveland's city limits. The nearest river crossing to the north is located in Maineville on Montgomery Road, while the nearest crossing to the south is located in Symmes Township on Hopewell Road.
In addition, Loveland’s Historic Downtown District is a built-in area with little to no room for road widening, which means the most likely solution is to provide alternate routes for through traffic in neighboring communities. While the city’s initial investigation focuses on Downtown Loveland, the final preferred alternative is likely to require road improvements elsewhere, up to and including the construction of a new river crossing.