Interstate 71/MLK project update
Hamilton County (Monday, July 25, 2016) – The following restrictions will be in place this weekend as part of the work to create a new, full movement interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive.
Various lane closures on north and southbound I-71 over Victory Parkway (mile marker 4) from 7 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. Traffic will be maintained.
In addition, the ramp from Montgomery Road to southbound I-71 will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. Traffic will be detoured back to Dana Avenue by way of Duck Creek Road.
Also, traffic on north and southbound Reading Road, between Oak Street and Ridgeway Avenue, will be switched from the east side to the west side of the road at approximately 9 p.m. Friday. Traffic will remain in this configuration for approximately 45 days.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone, lane and ramp closures. All work is dependent upon weather.
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.
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