For Immediate Release
March 30, 2012
In Franklin County
The following work is planned in the Franklin County area on the specified dates and times. All work is weather dependent; it may be postponed or cancelled without prior notice.
I-71 Temporarily Closed This Weekend for Bridge Project
Traffic maintained using exit and entrance ramps
*Note the time changes and number of lanes maintained on I-71 before 11th Avenue. I-71 will still be closed in both directions at 11th Avenue this weekend. Traffic will be maintained using the ramps.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30
At 9 a.m. the 11th Avenue bridge over I-71 closed for 90 days in order to build a new deck.
7 p.m. – The following ramps will close:
17th Avenue to I-71 south
5th Avenue to I-71 north
10 p.m. – I-71 south will be reduced to one lane just before 11th Avenue. I-71 south will be closed at 11th Avenue and traffic will be maintained using the ramps.
11 p.m. – I-71 north will be reduced to one lane just before 11th Avenue. I-71 north will be closed at 11th Avenue and traffic will be maintained using the ramps.
This means that I-71 northbound traffic will be forced to exit at 11th Avenue, then use the 11th Avenue entrance ramp to get back on I-71 north. It works the same way for southbound traffic.
While I-71 is closed at 11th Avenue, drivers will not be able to exit or enter at 11th Avenue.
SATURDAY, MARCH 31
7 a.m. – Two lanes of I-71 will be open in each direction just before 11th Avenue. I-71 will still be closed in both directions at 11th Avenue. Traffic will be forced to exit at 11th Avenue and then get back on using the entrance ramps.
All lanes and ramps on I-71 will be open by 5 a.m. on Monday, April 2. The 11th Avenue bridge over I-71 will remain closed.
For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.