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Downtown projects snarling traffic in Cincinnati

Officials say the roadblocks and delays are the downside of a downtown renaissance that's creating new company headquarters, homes and hotels.

The Associated Press

10/28/2013

CINCINNATI — Major construction projects in downtown Cincinnati are causing more traffic headaches than usual for commuters.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1g6rI7T ) reports that at least six major development projects are either planned or under way downtown. And officials say the resulting traffic jams will get worse in the coming months and years for the 60,000 people who commute into the central business district each work day.

Michael Moore, director of the city's transportation department, says he thinks it's one of the busiest times ever in downtown Cincinnati. Downtown commuters are being forced to maneuver around fenced-off lanes, wait for dump trucks to enter construction sites and sit in blocks-long traffic jams.

Officials say the roadblocks and delays are the downside of a downtown renaissance that's creating new company headquarters, homes and hotels.

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