Western Hills Viaduct. Photo provided

Crews Performing Scheduled Inspection


CINCINNATI – The bottom deck of the Western Hills Viaduct will be closed overnight next week, Monday through Friday, May 15 – 19, and during the day Saturday, May 20, for a scheduled inspection.

In addition, the ramp at Exit 2B from southbound Interstate 75 to the viaduct will close to accommodate crews and equipment. Motorists may use the Western Avenue exit off I-75 south to detour.

The top deck of the viaduct will remain open for through traffic heading east and west.

Detour signage also will be posted on site to help guide motorists.

The closures will be in effect 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. weeknights and 8:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Saturday.

Crews will be conducting close-up visual inspections on structural members, which include various beams, stringers and girders. These so-called “arm’s length” inspections are part of the city’s normal, periodic review and maintenance of the viaduct.

Please note: The city will close the bottom deck of the viaduct again Saturday, June 3, for routine maintenance. Details will be shared closer to the date. 

The viaduct is a double-decker bridge built in the early 1930s. It spans more than a half mile over a large, active rail yard and the Mill Creek Valley, connecting Westwood, Harrison and Queen City avenues to Spring Grove Avenue, McMillan Avenue, Central Parkway and I-75.

Read more about the viaduct and the plan to replace it at www.cincinnati-oh.gov/WHV.

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