closure of northbound I-71 scheduled
for April 17–20
April 10, 2015) –
As part of the work to create a new, full movement interchange at Interstate 71
and Martin Luther King Dr., demolition of the remaining half of the Conrail
bridge is scheduled for the weekend of April 17-20.
dismantle the Conrail bridge located just north of the Martin Luther King Drive
overpass will require a full closure of northbound I-71 between the
Reading Road/Gilbert Avenue and Dana Avenue exits. This closure will be in
place from 10 p.m. Friday, April 17 through 6 a.m. Monday, April 20. Traffic
will be detoured to northbound I-75 to eastbound SR 562 to I-71.
demolition, the left lane of southbound I-71 between the Dana and Taft exits
will be closed. Once the bridge is dismantled and removed from site, various
lane closures will be in place on southbound I-71.
this weekend closure, the following exits to northbound I-71 will be closed:
I-471, Second Street, Fifth Street, Gilbert/Reading and McMillan. Detours will
right two lanes of northbound I-71 through the Lytle Tunnel will be closed; the
left lane will remain open with traffic diverted to northbound U.S. 42 (Reading
Road) to the Norwood Lateral/SR 562 to I-71.
attending events in downtown Cincinnati the weekend of April 17 - 20 are
advised to plan accordingly.
boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming road
and lane closures.
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.