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I-71/75 lane and ramp closures scheduled for bridge work
 
Hamilton County (Thursday, July 14, 2016) – Bridge and pavement work require the following lane and ramp closures on Interstate 71/75 at the Brent Spence Bridge.
 
Beginning Friday, July 15, various left lane closures on northbound I-71/I-75 across the Brent Spence Bridge will occur from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day. Access to I-75 and I-71 will be maintained. In addition, the Fourth Street on-ramp to northbound I-71/75 in Covington will be closed during this time. The detour is south Fourth Street to Twelfth Street to northbound I-75/71.
 
On Saturday, July 16, close the northbound I-71 center lanes, the U.S. 50 and Fifth Street off-ramps, along with the Fourth Street on-ramp in Covington from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day. One lane access to I-75 and I-71 will be maintained.
 
On Sunday, July 17, close the right lane of northbound I-71/I-75 and the Fourth Street on-ramp in Covington from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day. This lane closure will extend into a complete full closure of northbound I-71/U.S. 50 with access to I-75 maintained. The detour will be northbound I-75 to eastbound SR 562 to northbound I-71.
 
Also, from 9 p.m. Monday, July 18 until 6 a.m. the following day, there will be a slight shift in the on-ramp lanes to Second Street from both eastbound U.S. 50 and southbound I-75. These shifts will take place each week night for approximately two weeks.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone, lane and ramp closures. All work is weather dependent. 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 www.OHGO.com.
 
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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