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Interstate 71/Irwin Simpson Bridge Work

Warren County (Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017) – Work on the Irwin Simpson Bridge over Interstate 71 requires lane restrictions on the bridge beginning today through Wednesday, September 6. Traffic will be maintained with temporary traffic signals 24 hours a day through the duration of the work.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions.
This work is part of the I-71 paving project between the Hamilton County line and State Route 48. The overall paving project is expected to be completed by mid-December, weather permitting.
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
For more information contact: Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at (513) 933-6517 or Liz Lyons, District 8 Public Information, at (513) 933-6534.


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The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects 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.