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Posted on: October 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City Awarded $4M Grant to Improve Loveland-Madeira Road Corridor

Drawing of roundabout

The City of Loveland has been awarded a $4.6-million grant through the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) to improve the Loveland-Madeira Road Corridor. 

“OKI’s funding award is significant because it allows the city to take concrete action to advance the recommendations of our current Comprehensive Master Plan to revitalize the Loveland-Madeira Road Corridor,” stated Cory Wright, Assistant City Manager.

“I would like to thank our partners at OKI for their decision to fund such a transformational project for our city. I am extraordinarily excited and optimistic about this project and what it means for our city moving forward.”

Map of Loveland Madeira Road Business Corridor

Loveland Madeira Road Phase 1 Improvement Rendering

The project will improve Loveland-Madeira Road from West Loveland Avenue to just past Valley View Lane, otherwise identified as Phase I of the Loveland-Madeira Road Corridor’s revitalization. Plans for this phase of the project include streetscape enhancements; pedestrian and shared-use pathway improvements; storm water elements including storm water tree wells; conduit for utility relocations; and street lighting. 

Perhaps most significantly, the project will create a new roundabout at Valley View Lane, providing direct access into the city owned Chestnut Street Property, an 8-acre property currently being repositioned for redevelopment.

“In addition to serving as a catalyst for revitalization efforts along the corridor, the project will also reinforce and augment pedestrian connections with a shared-use path component and traditional sidewalk improvements, thereby advancing even more elements of the Comprehensive Master Plan,” Wright explained.

The project is one of 17 transportation infrastructure projects funded by OKI, a metropolitan planning organization responsible for distributing federal money for regional projects. The project fulfills several of the categories OKI funds to make the region more successful and quality of life healthier: bike/pedestrian improvements, access control, traffic operations, roadway improvement, and maintenance activities. 

“This grant award is verification that the city is committed to completing a full revitalization of the Loveland-Madeira Road Corridor. We look forward to the positive impact that this and future phases will have on the city. I am proud of staff and their efforts to implement this and other key components of the city’s recently completed Comprehensive Master Plan,” remarked Mayor Kathy Bailey.

Because of the large scope of work on improvements ranging from storm water infrastructure to the roundabout design, the project requires very specific engineering and design activities that must follow the procedures and timelines prescribed by funding agencies. Design and engineering activities will occur between 2024-2026 with construction anticipated to commence in 2027. 

Presently, the city already is advancing a separate phase of the Loveland-Madeira Road Corridor

improvements through an Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Systematic Safety project funded earlier this year. This Systematic Safety Improvement Project will extend along the south side of Loveland-Madeira Road from approximately 897 Loveland-Madeira Road (Oasis Turf & Tree/Castle Skateland area) to the city’s corporation line. The project consists of sidewalks; a center median and traffic calming measures; and a cross-block connection. The city is now in the process of selecting a consultant per ODOT-specified procedures.

For more information about city infrastructure and construction projects, please visit http://www.lovelandoh.gov/190/Construction-Projects

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