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Interstate 71 paving project update
Hamilton County (Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016) – As part of the Interstate 71 paving project north of the Lytle Tunnel, the following additional restrictions will be in place tonight (red):
Access from East Liberty Street to southbound I-471 will be closed from midnight Wednesday, Sept. 14 until 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept 15. In addition, the left lane of southbound I-71 will be closed from Reading/Gilbert to just north of the tunnel from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday.
Lane closures will also be in effect each night from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day on Monday, Sept. 19, Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming lane closures. Please remember that all work is dependent upon weather.
To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.
For ongoing traffic, construction and weather-related information, please check
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset--the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact:
Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at (513) 933-6517
Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534
or email