I-75 Mill Creek Expressway
About the Mill Creek Expressway projects
The Mill Creek Expressway projects will widen and resurface I-75 between Paddock Road and the Western Hills Viaduct in Hamilton County. Projects will also include interchange improvements at Hopple Street, I-74, Mitchell Avenue, Norwood Lateral, and Paddock Road. Total project investments are estimated at $550 million to $650 million.
The Mill Creek Expressway projects have been split into 12 phases, some of which are complete already. Phases were not completed in order. Phase 5A is currently under construction, which will widen I-75 between Hopple Street and Mitchell Street, connect prior improvements from Hopple Street and Mitchell Street projects.
Current traffic impacts
I-75 between Monmouth Street and Mitchell Avenue will experience overnight lane closures on weekends throughout the project. Various temporary ramp closures and lane closures throughout the work zone are expected.
Current and upcoming phases
UNDER CONSTRUCTION NOW • $86.9 MILLION
Widen I-75 and connect improvements from Hopple Street and Mitchell Street projects. Project is under way and schedule to complete in September 2022.
CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN IN SPRING 2021 • $91 MILLION
Reconfigure I-75 southbound connection to I-74 eastbound, and improve the I-74 eastbound connections to I-75.
CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN IN SUMMER 2022 • $121.6 MILLION
Widen and resurface I-75 between state Route 562 and state Route 126
Rehabilitate existing bridges
Reconstruct the state Route 562/Norwood Lateral interchange
Remove the Towne Avenue interchange
Improve the Paddock Road interchange
Tie in existing state Route 126/Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway interchange southern ramps
Project scheduled to begin in summer 2022. Estimated cost: $121.6 million
COMPLETE • $10.9 MILLION
Preliminary engineering and right-of-way acquisition.
COMPLETE • $53.7 MILLION
Reconstruct the Mitchell Avenue interchange with I-75.
COMPLETE • $6.8 MILLION
Replace the Monmouth Street overpass and convert Monmouth Street to a through street between Colerain Avenue and Central Parkway, and remove the Bates Avenue overpass and pedestrian bridge over I-75.
COMPLETE • $13.3 MILLION
Realign the intersection of Colerain and Beekman avenues, add a new ramp from Beekman Avenue to I-74 westbound to create a full interchange, and eliminate existing ramps from I-74 to Spring Grove Avenue.
COMPLETE • $90.6 MILLION
Widen and resurface I-75 between Western Hills Viaduct and Monmouth Street, reconstruct the I-75 and Hopple Street interchange, and remove the pedestrian bridge over Central Parkway.
COMPLETE • $22 MILLION
Replace the Indiana Ohio Railway bridge over I-75, just south of state Route 562/Norwood Lateral.
COMPLETE • $29 MILLION
Widen and resurface Mitchell Avenue and state Route 562/Norwood Lateral, and reconstruct bridge over Vine Street.
COMPLETE • $7.6 MILLION
Replace Seymour Avenue bridge and reconstruct portions of the Paddock Road bridge over I-75 in preparation for mainline improvements.
COMPLETE • $1.8 MILLION
Demolish buildings near the Hopple Street interchange in preparation for mainline construction.
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