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I-71 deck patching and Lytle Tunnel work require various lane and full closures this weekend
Hamilton County (Wednesday, April 26, 2017) – Deck patching on the Brent Spence Bridge and work in the Lytle Tunnel require a lane closure leading into a full closure of northbound Interstate 71 this weekend.
Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, April 28, the 4th Street ramp in Covington, KY will be closed in addition to a single right lane closure on northbound I-71 across the Brent Spence Bridge.
At 11 p.m., a full closure of northbound I-71 will be in effect, including closures of the 2nd Street on and off-ramps and through the Lytle Tunnel. The I-471 on-ramp will remain open, but there will be construction in the left lanes of northbound I-71 from the tunnel to SR 562.
Traffic will be detoured using northbound I-75 to State Route 562. All lanes will be open to traffic at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 30.
In addition, bridge deck removal requires parts of Eggleston Avenue, Culvert Street and Sentinel Street to be closed nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day beginning Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5 and again from Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12. Traffic will be maintained.
Also, the ramp from I-71 south to I-471 south and the ramp from Liberty Street/Reading Road to I-471 south will be closed nightly from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12.
REMINDER: TRUCK DETOUR - All northbound I-75/I-71 trucks use I-75 to SR 562 back to I-71 or I-275 to I-471 back to I-71 until approximately September, 2017.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zones and various 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.
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