I-75 Closures Scheduled for Monmouth Street Overpass Work
Hamilton County (Friday, Aug, 20, 2010) – Continuing work on the Monmouth Street overpass will require the following lane and ramp closures the week of Aug. 23:
Monday, Aug. 23 – The right lane of southbound Interstate 75 at 7 p.m., with a second lane to close at 10 p.m.
The left two lanes of northbound I-75 will close at 10 p.m. All lanes will reopen to traffic at 5 a.m. the following day.
Tuesday, Aug. 24 – The left two lanes of southbound I-75 will close, beginning at 10 p.m.
The right lane of northbound I-75 will close at 8 p.m., followed a second lane closure at 10 p.m.
The Bates Avenue ramp to I-75 will also be closed. All lanes will reopen to traffic at 5 a.m. the following day.
Wednesday, Aug. 25 – The left lane of northbound I-75 will close at 8 p.m., with a second lane to close at 10 p.m. All lanes will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 26 – The left lane of southbound I-75 will close at 8 p.m., with a second lane to close at 10 p.m. All lanes will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m.
This project is the start of work for the $664 million Interstate 75 Mill Creek Expressway Project, which will improve traffic flow and enhance safety of the I-75 corridor from the Western Hills Viaduct to north of the Paddock Road interchange in Hamilton County. Over the course of 10 years, construction will rehabilitate eight miles of existing lanes and construct an additional lane in each direction.
The Monmouth Street work will remove and reconstruct the overpass, and reconstruct and convert Monmouth to a local through street between Central Parkway and Colerain Avenue. In addition, the Bates Avenue Bridge and the pedestrian bridge between Colerain Avenue and Central Parkway will be removed to clear overhead obstruction to future construction on I-75. Work on the new overpass is to be completed by Sept. 30, 2010, with completion of the entire phase scheduled for Aug. 31, 2011. The Great Lakes Construction Company was awarded the $7.192 million contract.