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Clough and Newtown Improvement Project To Add Sidewalks, Turn Lanes

A busy spot on Clough Pike at the Newtown Road intersection is slated for significant upgrades. Engineering is underway to introduce a new eastbound left turn lane at the Newtown Road and Clough Pike intersection. This project also includes a new sidewalk along the south side of the Clough corridor between Newtown Road and Copperleaf Drive, completing the sidewalk in that area that was built by the Harmony at Anderson senior housing community. Construction is planned for 2026.

Anderson Township, the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office are collaborating on the project, which was one of many upgrades identified in the township’s 2021 study of the Clough corridor.

“We have made significant strides in upgrading Clough Pike in the past few years, and more improvements are planned through our Clough corridor study,” noted Trustee Lexi Lausten. “This intersection is a busy area with traffic generated from Turpin High School and traffic coming and going north to Newtown and locations north. There are traffic backups and accidents at this intersection as vehicles attempt to turn left up the Newtown Road hill,” said Lausten.

“We’re looking forward to upgrading to support safety improvements in this area to address these issues,” said Steve Sievers, assistant township administrator for operations. “In addition, the new sidewalks will add an important link to our growing Anderson Trails Network, increasing walkability in the Turpin Hills area,” he added.

More than half of the estimated $850,000 cost of improvements is being picked up by ODOT through the OKI Surface Transportation Program. Anderson was awarded more than $363,000 for the high-priority project and will provide a matching grant to complete the upgrades.

An opportunity for comment will be available at a public open house set for from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Plans may also be viewed below, along with an area map, and comment form.  

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