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Interstate 71/MLK project update
 
Hamilton County (Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016) – Work on the I-71/Martin Luther King full interchange project requires the following restrictions next week.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Wednesday, Sept. 7: Lane closures on northbound I-71 beginning at 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day. Also, short-term full closures on north and southbound I-71 from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m.
 
Thursday, Sept 8: Lane closures on north and southbound I-71 beginning at 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day. Also, short-term full closures on north and southbound I-71 from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m.
 
Friday, Sept. 9: Lane closures on southbound I-71 beginning at 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day. Also, short-term full closures on north and southbound I-71 from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. In addition, Reading Road will return to two lanes in each direction overnight.
 
In addition, single lane closures in each direction of Reading Road each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic will be maintained.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and lane closures. Please remember that 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