by David Miller

Loveland, Ohio – Pregnant or with kidney stones, the railroad crossing in Historic Downtown Loveland has been a pain for much too long. Repairs won’t come smoothly however and you might want to plan your due date to avoid June 11 through the 13th if you planned to go through downtown.

The West Loveland Avenue railroad crossing will be repaired from Sunday, June 11 through Tuesday, June 13, and there will be a complete road closure to repair the sunken pavement.

City Hall says that “responsive” to the observation of deterioration of the pavement surface at the rail crossing, the City has been working with representatives of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad to develop and implement a repair plan.

During the construction period, West Loveland Avenue will be closed from Grear Millitzer Place, near City Hall and Plaid Room Records, to the State Route 48 and Second Street intersection at Graeters’s Ice Cream.

City Hall says that motorists will be instructed to use the following detour routes, which have been approved by city and township authorities. Locals will not be following their advice, however; and will go to the Karl Brown Way underpass instead, where there is an 8′ clearance for trucks and vans. Only heaven can help us if vehicles get stuck inside the underpass.

No matter, there will be 3-days of gridlock in June. Locals may talk about the “3 days of June ’23” for decades.


  • State Route 48 to Loveland-Miamiville Road to Wards Corner Road to Branch Hill Guinea Pike to Bridge Street to Loveland-Madeira Road to West Loveland Avenue.


  • West Loveland Avenue to Loveland-Madeira Road to Bridge Street to Branch Hill Guinea Pike to Wards Corner Road to Loveland-Miamiville Road to State Route 48 to West Loveland Avenue.

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