Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 741: north into Springboro toward the I-75 interchange at Ohio 73 and south toward the I-75 interchange at Ohio 63. The road will be widened and a traffic signal will be installed where 122 and 123 split just northwest of Red Lion.
The project, designed to solve traffic safety problems around the five-pointed intersection, also opens up about 500 acres, most in farm fields, for residential and commercial development. The road work is to be finished this fall.
For almost 40 years, Mom’s was a well-known eating and meeting place. Farmers congregated around a long “Liars’ Table.” Visitors fastened personalized dollar bills to the ceiling. The small restaurant also was decorated with coffee mugs and University of Kentucky paraphernalia.
“It’s pretty much gone,” said Les Haines, manager at Red Lion Nursery, just north of the intersection. “What can I do? Just get ready for the intersection coming through,” Haines said.