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Interstate 71/MLK project update
 
Hamilton County (Friday, May 6, 2016) - As part of the work to create a new, full movement interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive, the following restrictions will be in place on local streets and on I-71 from Victory Parkway to McMillan Street next week:
 
Monday, May 9, Tuesday May, 10 and Friday, May 13: Various lane restrictions on southbound I-71 and closure of eastbound MLK Blvd. near the MLK Bridge between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The detour uses southbound U.S. 42 (Reading), Oak, Stanton, Oak and Gilbert. Also, short-term full closures on southbound I-71 each night between midnight and 5 a.m.
 
Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12: Various lane restrictions on north and southbound I-71 and closure of eastbound MLK Blvd. near the MLK Bridge between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The detour uses southbound U.S. 42 (Reading), Oak, Stanton, Oak and Gilbert. Also, short-term full closures on north and southbound I-71 each night between midnight and 5 a.m.
 
·         The Wednesday lane restrictions on northbound I-71 will occur two hours after the Reds game, with various short-term full closures until 5 a.m.
 
Traffic will be maintained with local law enforcement officers.
 
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.
 
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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