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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: 

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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. 

It’s been a few years, but state lawmakers are trying again to put rules on local traffic cameras, which they’ve said communities are using to generate revenue rather than improve safety. The new regulations are part of the same budget that would raise the state’s gas tax.

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The Bockfest parade and 5K take place this weekend, and as a result, many Downtown streets will be closed starting Friday, March 1. 

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The Cincinnati Cyclones Frozen 5K and 10K take place Saturday at 9 a.m. and as a result, expect some streets near the Ohio River to be closed. 

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Jay Hanselman is WVXU's city hall reporter. He—probably much like you—often wondered why it takes so long to re-open an interstate or major roadway following a serious traffic accident. So he decided to find out. Here is what he uncovered. 

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A presentation with results from Cincinnati's long-awaited downtown traffic study seemed to fall flat Tuesday with city council members.  

Expect higher than normal volumes of traffic this Thansgiving weekend. 

AAA is projecting more than 54 milloin Americans will travel fifty miles or more away from home this Wednesday through Sunday.  Spokeswoman Linda Lambert says with all those people sharing the roadway, there's no substitute for being prepared.

"Three-hundred-sixty-thousand motorists will be rescued between Wednesday and Sunday of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  This happens every time there's a big travel season, we see the top three reasons people call AAA for lockouts, flat tires, and dead batteries."


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Cincinnati's annual Thanksgiving Day 10K run will take place throughout Downtown, the Riverfront and Northern Kentucky this Thursday, Nov. 22, impacting vehicle access to some streets and bridges. 

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The Cincinnati Police Department released initial results after two weeks of a traffic safety blitz in several city neighborhoods. The goal of the program was to target aggressive driving and speeding.

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The Queen Bee Half Marathon takes place Saturday, October 13, and will require some roads downtown and outside the city to close temporarily. 

Motorists should look out for new traffic patterns as the I-76 Main Broadway Project continues in Akron.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is currently about halfway through the $84 million project. By the July of 2020 completion date, motorists should expect the permanent closure of the Grant Street and Wolf Ledges entrance and exit ramps to the highway.

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Some Downtown streets will be closed all weekend thanks to Oktboerfest Zinzinnati, but even more close Saturday due to The Hudepohl 14K/7K Brewery Run, which helps kick off the Zinzinnati festivities. 

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Some Over-the-Rhine residents have been working and waiting for years on a plan to make Liberty Street narrower and safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.  

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Riverfest is Cincinnati's unofficial farewell salute to summer. Here's what you need to know if you're planning to attend the 42nd annual fireworks show.

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Ohio is trying something new in an effort to stop drivers from going the wrong direction on highway exit ramps.

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If you feel like crossing the street is more dangerous today than in years past, you may be right. 

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Johanna Byer won’t need a downtown hotel room the next six weeks while she produces Point Blank, the Netflix movie with Captain America stars Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo and Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden.

She’ll sleep at home.

A new analysis by Case Western Reserve University finds that red light cameras do little to reduce accidents at the intersections where they are installed.

Researchers examined data from Houston over a 12-year period, during which the city ended its red light camera program.

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