71/MLK project update
Hamilton County (Wednesday,
Aug. 12, 2015) – As
part of the work to create a new, full movement interchange at Interstate 71
and Martin Luther King Drive, the following restrictions are in place:
on Gilbert Avenue between Lincoln and Walter avenues will be restricted for 90
days beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. The lane restrictions are necessary
to widen Gilbert Avenue and install new curbs and sidewalks along the route.
southbound traffic on Gilbert Avenue will be shifted to the northbound lanes,
with one lane maintained in each direction. At the conclusion of the work in
the southbound lanes all traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes to
allow for construction activities in the northbound lanes. One lane of traffic
in each direction will again be maintained. Pedestrian and drive access will be
provided to all businesses during construction.
Arrow boards and/or signs
will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and traffic
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 more information
Communications Manager, at (513) 933-6517, Sharon Smigielski, Public
Information Officer, at (513) 933-6511, Liz
Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534 or email D08.PIO@dot.ohio.gov