Upcoming I-71 and MLK Lane Restrictions
Hamilton County (Tuesday, May 24, 2016) – The following restrictions will be in place during the next two weeks for work involving the creation of a new, full movement interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive .
Tuesday, May 24 through Friday, June 3: Various lane closures on north and southbound I-71 near the MLK overpass between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. There will also be various lane closures in both directions of MLK between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Short-term full closures may also be utilized between midnight and 5 a.m., traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers.
There will be no closures between Friday, May 27 and Monday May 30.
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.
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