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Interstate 71/I-275 lane and ramp closures scheduled this weekend for Cornell Road bridge work
 
Hamilton County (Friday, June 24, 2016) – Bridge work requires the following lane and ramp closures on Interstate 71/I-275 this weekend.
 
Friday, June 24: Close the ramps from east and westbound I-275 to southbound I-71 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Saturday, June 25. Also, various lane closures in both directions of I-71  between the Fields-Ertel and Pfeifer road exits from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.
 
Saturday, June 25: Close the left lanes of north and southbound I-71 between the Fields-Ertel and Pfeifer road exits from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.
 
Sunday, June 26: Close the right lane of northbound I-71 from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., including closure of the ramp from northbound I-71 to east and westbound I-275 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Also, short-term rolling closures on northbound I-71 from midnight until 4 a.m. Monday, June 27.  Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers
 
The detour for the ramp closures will use northbound I-71 to the Fields-Ertel Road exit to southbound I-71.
 
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.
 
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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