Cincinnati State delegation to visit City Council today to support keeping direct access to campus from I-74

April 29, 2015

Robert White
Media Relations/Communications Coordinator
(513) 569-4775 (office)
(859) 468-6640 (cell)

Media Advisory

Cincinnati State delegation to visit City Council today to support keeping direct access to campus from I-74

A group of students and faculty from Cincinnati State are scheduled to make an appearance at today’s 
Cincinnati City Council meeting to express their support to the city’s application for federal funds to build a 
bridge that would preserve efficient access to Central Parkway from eastbound I-74.

The meeting is posted to begin at 2 p.m., but College officials have been advised it could start as early as 1:30 p.m.

As part of the planned reconstruction of the I-75/I-74 interchange, the Ohio Department of Transportation 
plans to remove the existing ramp that takes eastbound I-74 traffic to Central Parkway near the Cincinnati State campus. 

Cincinnati State officials, with the support of Mayor John Cranley, have been urging City Council to 
approve an application for federal TIGER funds to support construction of a new bridge across I-75 that 
would connect Central Parkway with Elmore Street in South Cumminsville. That would provide direct 
access to the Beekman Street interchange off I-74.

The state of Ohio has already committed to providing half the funding for the project. 
For more information please contact Nan Cahall, Director of Government & Community Affairs for 
Cincinnati State, at (513) 569-5807 or

Cincinnati State ( enrolls about 10,600 students and offers more than 130 
associate degree and certificate programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering 
technologies, humanities and sciences and information technologies. Cincinnati State has one of the 
most comprehensive co-op programs among two-year colleges in the U.S.