Connectivity

 

connected-always-on-CliffTurrell-horizontalIn Mason, connectivity means a lot of things. It’s about being connected to a corporate community with shared ideals and best practices. It’s about working in a wired environment that is “always on” for maximum productivity. It’s about being closely connected to the thoroughfares that connect you to the culture and nightlife of nearby urban centers.

ACCESS IS EVERYTHING

Centrally-located between Interstates 71 and 75, the City of Mason provides residents and employers quick and convenient access to the region’s best amenities. Employees of a growing number of Mason-based companies, their customers, and our residents can easily and quickly access Interstate arteries for some of the most direct and efficient roadway designs in the region. And with an average drive time of 20 minutes from popular destinations in the urban core, Mason boasts a reverse commute with less traffic and faster drive times.

Infrastructure Improvements Support Regional Growth

Working with the Warren County Transportation Improvement District and the Ohio Department of Transportation, the City of Mason announced the completion of this $21 million project in February 2019. The additions – (A & B) access to Northbound I-71, (C) Southbound off I-71 to Innovation Way, and (D) 2nd access to Southbound I-71 – convert the existing Interstate 71 and Western Row Road (I-71/WRR) exit 24 into a full interchange with new ramps and auxiliary lanes.

Mason leadership partnered with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Warren County Transportation Improvement District to open a full movement interchange at I-71 and Western Row Road, Exit 24. This $21 million investment had been in the planning stages for decades based on the vision for economic growth and planning along the I-71 corridor. This popular destination for recreation and business is an important hub for economic development and job creation. An increasing number of businesses and residents are calling the Western Row Road area home.

A regional partnership of transportation planners and engineers, elected officials, and local jurisdictions worked together to plan and implement transportation improvements to accommodate Western Row Road’s growing development. The new, full movement interchange at Western Row Road provided increased mobility through the corridor, improved safety and expanded access to business and recreational destinations in the area.

Solid Environmental Practices

The City of Mason is committed to green corridors and green planning. Mason’s 301 acres of developed parkland provides passive and active space for Mason residents and corporate citizens to engage in activities or relax, watch, and unwind after a long day. The park system is regularly updated and renovated as needs arise. Existing Mason streets are tree-lined to enhance the aesthetics of the community and provide tree canopy for users of the sidewalk and bike system. We even reuse water. Some water from our high-tech Water Reclamation Plant is used to irrigate the Mason Sports Park, as well as the Heritage Club Golf Course.