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Lane closures scheduled for traffic switch
 
Hamilton County (Wednesday, May 2, 2012) – Work to implement a traffic switch will require lane closures on westbound Interstate 74 at State Route 128 tonight.
 
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. tomorrow.  Once complete, traffic will be placed on the outside pavement and shoulder in both directions of I-74 while work continues on the inside median lanes, eliminating all crossovers.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming lane closure. 
 
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.