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Interstate 71/MLK project update
 
Hamilton County (Friday, Aug. 5, 2016) – The following restrictions will be in place next week as part of the work to create a new, full movement interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive.
 
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, the left lane of westbound Martin Luther King Drive will be closed from Gilbert Avenue to Reading Road until 3 p.m. Various lane closures will begin on southbound I-71 at 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., with short-term full closures until 5 a.m.
 
Beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, the left lane of westbound Martin Luther King Drive will be closed from Gilbert Avenue to Reading Road until 3 p.m. Various lane closures will begin on southbound I-71 at 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., with short-term full closures until 5 a.m.
 
Beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, lane reductions on Martin Luther King Drive between Burnett and Lincoln avenues until 6 a.m. the following day. This traffic pattern will remain in effect for approximately six months.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions. 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