Texas Turnaround to be deployed Sept. 5
County (Friday, Sept. 5, 2014) – The I-275 resurfacing project in
Hamilton County will require the closure of two ramps to perform work
operations, and the first closure – from southbound I-275 to eastbound I-74
will be implemented Friday, Sept. 5 at 9 p.m. for 30 days.
wishing to access these ramps will be rerouted by way of a maintenance of
traffic operation known as the Texas Turnaround, which essentially is an extended U-turn for I-74 and I-275.
Southbound I-275 traffic traveling on to eastbound I-74 will
continue on west I-74/south I-275 and exit at SR 128 where traffic will enter
the far left lane to access a dedicated lane that will carry traffic to
eastbound I-74. Traffic accessing the turnaround will not wait on a traffic
Upon completion of this work, the ramp from westbound I-74 to
northbound I-275 will be closed for 30 days with traffic diverted to westbound
I-74 to SR 128 to access the turnaround to eastbound I-74 for eventual access
to northbound I-275.
During these ramp closures, the ramp from SR 128 to westbound
I-74 and the park and ride lot on SR 128 will be closed. The turnaround will
add approximately five minutes to a commute under normal traffic conditions.
Diagrams below depict how the turnaround operates.