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Interstate 71/MLK project update
 
Hamilton County (Monday, Aug. 17, 2015) – As part of the work to create a new, full movement interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive, the following I-71 restrictions will be in place:
 
Beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, the right lane of southbound I-71 will be closed, followed by a double lane closure at 9 p.m., and all lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following day.
 
In addition, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, the right two lanes of southbound I-71 will be closed, and the left lane of northbound I-71 will be closed. There will be short-term rolling road blocks on northbound I-71 during this time. Traffic will be maintained by local law enforcement officers and all lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following day.
 
Beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, the right two lanes of northbound I-71 will be closed, and the left lane of southbound I-71 will be closed. There will be short-term rolling road blocks on southbound I-71 during this time. Traffic will be maintained by local law enforcement officers and all lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following day.
 
Also, beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, the right lane of southbound I-71 will be closed, followed by a double lane closure at 9 p.m., and all lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following day.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and lane 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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For more information contact:
Brian Cunningham, 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