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Interstate 71 lane and short-term full closures next week
Warren County (Friday, March 18, 2016) – Bridge work requires the following lane and short-term full closures on Interstate 71 at the Socialville-Fosters Road bridge next week.
Single lane closures on north and southbound I-71 beginning at 8 p.m. each night, Sunday, March 20 through Friday, March 25, followed by double lane closures at 11 p.m., with all lanes reopening by 7 a.m. the following day.
In addition, various short-term (15 minute) full closures on north and southbound I-71 beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 21, with all lanes reopening at 5 a.m. Law enforcement officers will maintain traffic.
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