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I-71/Socialville Fosters Project Requires Night Lane Closures

beginning May 8


Warren County (Thursday, May 5, 2016) Construction on the Interstate 71/Socialville-Fosters project requires night work beginning Sunday, May 8 and will last for approximately three weeks.

Various lane closures on I-71 at the Socialville-Fosters Bridge will occur nightly during the week between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The night work includes demolition and removal of the center pier in the median of I-71 and other bridge and barrier structures.

The detour remains in place and daytime work involving the bridge widening, sidewalk/bike path, Columbia Road traffic signal improvements and the Innovation Way roundabout continues to move forward.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming lane and 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.


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​