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For years – no, decades – when one vehicle hit another, or a tree, or just ran off the road, we told our listeners there was an "accident." Then a few years ago, we started to get complaints from people who said nothing is an accident – run off the road? Maybe you were driving too fast for the conditions. Hit another car? Maybe you were following too closely.  You get the idea. 

Courtesy of Duke Energy

Duke Energy is replacing a major Tri-State power line this month. The work requires way more than the usual bucket truck and will cause delays on I-275 in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

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Al Behrman / AP

Yes, we know, this information will leave many people saying "no kidding" followed by an eye roll. Here are the details anyway. An annual list from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) finds the Brent Spence Bridge corridor is the second most congested area in the U.S. for truck bottlenecks.

Roebling Bridge

The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge is scheduled to close Feb. 15 for repairs and restoration. The work is expected to take most of 2021 with traffic resuming by the end of November and the overall project wrapped up by Dec. 31.


The Brent Spence Bridge is quiet Thursday as it remains closed following a Wednesday morning crash and fire that burned intensely at extreme temperatures. The span, which carries more than 160,000 vehicles - twice its intended load - is expected to stay shut down for weeks and possibly longer.

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Courtesy of The River City News

Updated: 6:52 p.m.

A fiery crash involving two semi trucks has forced the closure of the Brent Spence Bridge connecting Covington to Cincinnati via I-71/75, in both directions. One of the trucks was carrying a chemical called potassium hydroxide which investigators believe contributed to the heat and duration of the fire.

Courtesy of SRF Consulting

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) begins installation next week on Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS) across the state. The simple systems are designed to increase awareness of other vehicles at upcoming intersections and reduce wrecks.

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

On the weekly news review:

The Ohio House of Representatives ousted its speaker on Thursday, offering what was the second dose of bad news for Republican Larry Householder who was also indicted on federal bribery charges that day.

Speeding on Ohio's roadways is up during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research from The Ohio State University. While many drivers stay home, researchers found on a section of I-270 on Columbus' west side speeding has averaged 7-28 miles per hour above the speed limit.

Courtesy of ODOT

Changes are coming to a heavily trafficked stretch of road in Butler County. The Ohio Department of Transportation is installing flashing yellow arrows for left-turn lanes along S.R. 747 from Devitt Drive to Tylersville Road in West Chester.

OKI Lays Out Transportation Plan For Tri-State

Apr 9, 2020
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Your commute could be getting a makeover over the next four years.

Al Behrman / AP

With rush hour essentially gone in the Tri-State and around the world, what does that mean for pollution? Scientists say its too early to tell and its very likely warmer temperatures could negate any positive effect.

Courtesy / City of Cincinnati

A bridge connecting Kennedy Heights and Pleasant Ridge will close Wednesday for complete demolition and replacement.

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There have been questions about whether construction work is essential under Ohio's stay-at-home order. ODOT spokesman Matt Bruning says road construction and repair is absolutely essential.

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The annual, weekend-long beer festival Bockfest, in Over-the-Rhine, is back Friday, Feb. 28, kicking things off with a parade, followed by festivities that include a 5K run. All activities require some road closures throughout the weekend.

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The 2020 Cincinnati Women's March will take place downtown on Saturday, Jan. 18 and will cause some road closures. 

After several long months of construction, the I-670 innerbelt on Columbus’ east side is now open, with a first of its kind "Smart Lane".

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Courtesy Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

If you're traveling to or near Downtown this weekend, take note: Oktoberfest and the Hudy 14K will close some streets. Here's what you need to know: 

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The Brent Spence Bridge isn't the only piece of local infrastructure that's carrying more than it was built to handle. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the I-75/275 interchange is carrying more than twice the level of traffic it was designed for.

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Cincinnati officials are ready to move forward with traffic signal priority (TSP) for the streetcar system at four intersections in the Central Business District and Over-the-Rhine.

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Riverside Drive, east of Downtown Cincinnati, will be completely shut down starting Monday for five weeks while construction crews work on a storm sewer project.  

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The Super Hero 5K, Redlegs Run, Pendleton Spring Fling and 3 Fest all take place this week and require road closures downtown. Here's what will be affected: 

Friday, June 7 

The Super Hero 5K happens Friday evening at 7 p.m., causing the following streets to close at 6:30 p.m: 

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Courtesy / Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Downtown is hosting several events this Memorial Day Weekend, and as such various streets and Metro routes are affected. 

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The Over-the-Rhine 5K on Saturday, May 18, and the Kidney Walk on Sunday, May 19 will disrupt some access to streets Downtown this weekend. Here is what's affected: 

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The Cincinnati Food Truck Association kicks off its 2019 food truck season with "Spring Swing," a food truck festival on Wednesday, May 15 from 4-10 p.m. As such, a few streets downtown will be affected. 

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Michael Monks / WVXU

The tight squeeze necessary to merge on to interstates 71 or 75 from 4th Street in Covington is expected to improve with a significant change to access the highway.


The weekend-long Asian Food Fest and the Girls on the Run 5K on Saturday will impact some streets near The Banks. Here is what's affected when: 

Courtesy of Flying Pig Marathon

Updated: Thursday, 11:03 a.m.

The 21st annual Flying Pig Marathon is Sunday, May 5, and it has many streets around Greater Cincinnati closed, some as early as Thursday. The city advises drivers to plan ahead and avoid streets along the race route. Here's what you need to know: 


Cincinnati Transportation and Engineering officials are moving forward with plans for stopping landslides along parts of Columbia Parkway. Council last week approved $17 million for that work and Director Joe Vogel updated a committee Tuesday on the process.

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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Cincinnati Reds and the 100th anniversary of the Findlay Market Opening Day parade, making both events particularly special for Cincinnati's unofficial holiday this March 28.

Whether or not you plan to attend, knowing what roads will be closed due to the parade and where parking will be restricted for the game will ensure your day is a home run.