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Interstate 71/MLK project update
New date for Lincoln Avenue closure
 
Hamilton County (Friday, June 2, 2017) – Work on the Interstate 71/MLK project requires the following restrictions next week:
 
Double lane closure on northbound I-71 from McMillan Street to Martin Luther King Drive from 12:01 a.m. until 6 a.m. Saturday, June 3.  Also, single lane closure on westbound Martin Luther King Drive from Reading Road to Gilbert Avenue from 8 a.m. Saturday, June 3 until 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4.
 
In addition, single lane closure on northbound I-71 from McMillan Street to Martin Luther King Drive each night from midnight until 6 a.m. Wednesday, June 7 through Saturday, June 10.
 
Various lane closures on southbound I-71 from Victory Parkway to Taft Road nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, June 7 through Saturday, June 10. Also, single lane closures on east and westbound Martin Luther King Drive from Burnett Avenue to Mentor Street nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, Jun 5 through Saturday, June 10.
 
**Full closure of Lincoln Avenue between May Street and Winslow Avenue, from 9 a.m. Monday, June 12 until 9 a.m. Monday, June 19. The detour uses Lincoln Avenue, Winslow Avenue, Oak Street and May Street.**
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the work zone and lane 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.
 
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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
or email D08.PIO@dot.ohio.gov