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Interstate 71/MLK project update
 
Hamilton County (Thursday, July 21, 2016) – The following restrictions will be in place as part of the work to create a new, full movement interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive beginning this weekend:
 
Friday, July 22 through Monday, July 25 – 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. The detour uses Montgomery Road, Martin Luther King Drive, Dana Avenue, Victory Parkway and Reading Road.
 
Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29 – lane closures on southbound I-71 over Victory Parkway each night from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day. Short-term full closures on southbound I-71 from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m.
 
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.
 
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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