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I-74/North Bend Road lane and ramp closures/traffic switch scheduled
 
Hamilton County (Monday, May 2, 2016) – Replacement of the North Bend Road bridge over Interstate 74 requires the following lane and ramp closures and a traffic switch this week.
 
Monday, May 2 – close the ramp from southbound North Bend Road to eastbound I-74 at 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day. Also, single lane closure on eastbound I-74 at North Bend Road at 7 p.m., with westbound I-74 lane closure beginning two hours after completion of the Red’s game, and all lanes reopen at 6 a.m.
 
Tuesday, May 3 – close the ramp from northbound North Bend Road to westbound I-74 at 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day. Also, single lane closure on eastbound I-74 at North Bend Road at 7 p.m., with westbound I-74 lane closure beginning two hours after completion of the Red’s game, and all lanes reopen at 6 a.m.
 
Wednesday, May 4 – close the ramp from southbound North Bend Road to eastbound I-74 at 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day. Also, single lane closures on east and westbound I-74 at North Bend Road from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
 
Thursday, May 5 – close the ramp from southbound North Bend Road to eastbound I-74 and the ramp from northbound North Bend Road to westbound I-74 between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following day. Both ramps WILL NOT be closed concurrently. Also, single lane closure of westbound I-74 at North Bend Road beginning two hours after completion of the Red’s game until 6 a.m.
 
In addition on Thursday, a traffic switch will take place repositioning one lane of northbound traffic on North Bend Road at I-74 to the east side of North Bend Road bridge from Boomer Road to West Fork Road. Traffic will remain in this configuration until the end of the year.
 
Friday, May 6 – various lane closures on north and southbound North Bend Road at I-74 beginning at 8 p.m., maintaining one lane in each direction, until 6 a.m. the following day.
 
The travelling public should expect delays in the area. A local northbound alternate route has been posted by the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office from North Bend Road to Boomer Road to Race Road to West Fork Road to North Bend Road.
 
Highway advisory radio (HAR) 1700 AM is being used to provide notice of upcoming traffic pattern changes, interstate travel times, incident notification and a recommendation that local deliveries take place in off-peak hours. A citizens band announcement will also be broadcast to warn users to avoid the North Bend Road/I-74 interchange.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the work zone and the lane and ramp closures, and the traffic switch. 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.
 
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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