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Lane Closures on Interstate 74 Scheduled Week of April 30
Hamilton County (Friday, April 27, 2012) –  Work to implement a traffic switch will require nightly lane closures on westbound Interstate 74 at State Route 128 next week.
A single lane closure will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 9 p.m. with all lanes reopened to traffic by 6 a.m. the following day. These closures will be in place Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 4. In addition, the on-ramp from SR 128 to westbound I-74 will be closed to traffic each night.
On Tuesday, May 1, the westbound contra-flow lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for paving operations.
On Thursday, May 3, a single lane closure, beginning at 9 p.m., will be in place on eastbound I-74  to facilitate the relocation of  portable concrete barrier. Law enforcement personnel will be on site each evening to assist in traffic control.
Arrow boards and signs are in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming lane 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.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs.  With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation.  Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development.  As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Sharon Smigielski, Public Information Officer, at (513) 933-6511
Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534
or email D08.PIO@dot.state.oh.us