Thursday, September 21, 2000

Start of classes at UC snarls interstates




By Rebecca Billman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Morning commuters experienced a 10-to-20-minute delay Wednesday because of the start of classes at the University of Cincinnati. The only way to avoid the traffic is to leave earlier, according to Eryk Rotondo, operations supervisor at ARTIMIS.

        The trouble spots were on the interstates. Interstate 74 was slow from North Bend Road to Interstate 75, which was backed up from Paddock Road to Hopple Street. The right lane of Interstate 71 was slow from Victory Parkway to Taft Road and traffic was heavy from the Kenwood cut to Red Bank Road.

        The traffic eased about 10 a.m.

        The delays were attributed to traffic exiting at Taft Road on I-71 and Hopple Street at I-75, Mr. Rotondo said.

        “There aren't a lot of alternates to get to UC. Leaving early, that's pretty much all you can do,” he said.

UC students find campus altered
- Start of classes at UC snarls interstates
       



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