Mayor: Fix for landslides could shutter parts of parkway

In this Jan. 24, 2019 photo, debris is strewn across Kemper Lane where a landslide caused the road to be closed in Cincinnati. The road is going to be under construction for two years, and that’s going to mean major delays and major headaches for tens of thousands of commuters each day. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mayor of Cincinnati says parts of Columbia Parkway could close down for the next two years in order to stop landslides.
Democratic Mayor John Cranley says a minimum of two lanes of the parkway would be shut down for the duration of the project and drivers should prepare for delays for the next two years. Cranley also stated during a Wednesday news conference that all lanes would be closed at certain points.
Cranley estimated the cost to fix the problem will be at least $17 million and officials have applied for emergency funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Columbia Parkway is a busy state parkway that connects Cincinnati’s eastern neighborhoods and suburbs with downtown.