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Interstate 71 lane and full closure scheduled for sign installation
 
Hamilton County (Thursday, April 21, 2016) – Sign installation will require the following lane and short-term full closures tonight.
 
Close the right lane of southbound I-71 between Fields-Ertel Road and I-275 at 8 p.m., followed by a double lane closure at 11 p.m. Also, two to three short-term full closures between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. Friday, April 22 with all lanes reopen to traffic by 6 a.m.
 
Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers. All work is weather dependent and will be pushed forward one day if needed.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming lane and full closure. 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.
 
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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 D08.PIO@dot.state.oh.us