I've seen all kinds of changes to this stretch of road in the past 5 months.
BE CAREFUL AT LUNCHTIME!
Among other things, maybe four times a month, I see State troopers sitting two and three together on the side of the interstate (usually between mile 3 and 5) on northbound lanes using lidar. Cincinnati Police sit in the median shoulder at underpasses and prop themselves up outside the car using white hand-held Laser, too. And they love to sit out there at lunchtime.
I don't have my X50 set for POP detection, but because I see them with the laser units, I don't think anything new is happening.
ONE day I did get K-band instant blips.
HERE'S the kicker... I've also seen some new white boxes installed on an overpass that oddly appear as if they are speed measuring (two elongated white boxes pointed at each lane, black cables headed to each box) and these would be looking at the rear of the car. The overpass is at about mile 3.2, and it's in the middle of several other overpasses.
I am fairly certain these aren't the boxes that read trucker passes because the ends of these tubes are open (suggesting a weather shield for a camera). I don't even know if anything is inside the boxes.
Also, a Norwood Policeman occassionally sits at the end of the entrance ramp at the Smith/Edwards Rd exit and tags people coming over the hill. He is only there once or twice per month, and usually near the end of the month (maybe a quota?). He uses X-band.
I got no new signals on my X50 yesterday, but the the day before yesterday I had two new K-band signals in this stretch of road near the overpass boxes (around mile 3.2) that has always had x-band and one k-band ghost in it (must be from the hospital). It's at mile marker 3.1 to 3.2.
ALSO, about three months ago, X-band signals started in the stretch from mile 3.3 to mile 5.3. They are nothing, but they could be related to the ARTIMIS traffic. What's odd is that they started right after these speed traps began this summer. Some of them are strong but fall off immediately.
So, if you are driving that stretch of road, I've also noticed that the CVS samritan van (roadside assistance -- has yellow flashers on top) tends to be out and about in the area when the cops are, but not always when the cops are. So, if the CVS van is out, slow down for sure.
Even if the van isn't out, watch out for laser in this area.