For Immediate Release
August 21, 2015
Overnight Traffic Pattern for Interstate 71 and Hudson Street
I-71 Northbound Only
COLUMBUS – (NEW) I-71 north will be closed tonight to allow crews to safely complete bridge demolition work on Hudson Street. At midnight, all lanes under the bridge will close and thru traffic will use the exit and entrance ramps at Hudson to continue on I-71.
This method of maintaining traffic during construction was used earlier this month for bridge demolition work. It’s not new, but it is different. Here’s what drivers can expect.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
Interstate 71 (North Side)
8 PM: I-71 north will be reduced to two lanes at Hudson Street
10 PM: I-71 north will be reduced to one lane at Hudson Street
12 Midnight: All lanes of I-71 north will be closed. Drivers will exit at Hudson Street and then get right back onto I-71 north using the entrance ramp (see graphic below).
7 AM: All lanes of I-71 north will be open.
Hudson Street closed August 10 for two and a half months so the contractor could replace the bridge over
I-71. Weather permitting, Hudson Street will reopen October 22.
For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit www.Ohgo.com