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Interstate 71 Lane Closures Tonight near MLK

Hamilton County (Wednesday, April 6, 2016) – As part of the work to create a new, full movement interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive, lane restrictions will occur tonight (April 6) on northbound and southbound I-71 between Taft Road and Dana Avenue.

The southbound double-lane closure will begin at 10 p.m. with the northbound double-lane closure beginning two hours after the conclusion of the Reds game. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. the next day.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone, lane and short-term 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.

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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.ohio.gov