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Full closure of northbound I-71


scheduled this weekend

Hamilton County (Wednesday, April 15, 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.


Work to 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.


During 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.


During 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 be signed.


Also, the right two lanes of northbound I-71 through the Lytle Tunnel will be closed; the left lane will remain open with access provided to the Reading Road/ Eden Park Drive exit (2).

Motorists attending events in downtown Cincinnati this weekend are advised to plan accordingly.


Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming road and lane closures.

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.