I-71/Socialville-Fosters Project Update
Warren County (Friday, May 27, 2016) - Construction on the Interstate 71/Socialville-Fosters Road bridge project requires the following restrictions the next two weeks.
Various lane closures on I-71 at the Socialville-Fosters Bridge will occur nightly between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 31 through Saturday, June 4. The same lane closures will be in place Sunday, June 5 through Thursday, June 9.
Also, southbound I-71 will have one short-term full closure beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 1 for equipment relocation. Law enforcement officers will maintain traffic.
The night work includes demolition and removal of the center pier in the median of I-71 and other bridge and barrier structures.
The detour remains in place and daytime work involving the bridge widening, sidewalk/bike path, Columbia Road traffic signal improvements and the Innovation Way roundabout continues to move forward.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming lane and full 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.
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