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Interstate 75/Hopple Street traffic pattern change
 
Hamilton County (Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016) –In order to prepare for a traffic switch this weekend, the following lane and ramp closures will occur on the Interstate 75/Hopple Street project.
 
Thursday, Oct. 20 – close the ramps from southbound I-75 to Hopple Street and from Hopple Street to southbound I-75 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day.
 
Friday, Oct. 21 – close the right lane of northbound I-75 from south of the Western Hills Viaduct to south of the I-74 interchange at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day, and close the ramp from northbound I-75 to Hopple Street. Also, close the ramps from Bank Street and Harrison Avenue to northbound I-75 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
 
Saturday, Oct. 22 – switch northbound I-75 traffic to the east side of I-75, removing the northbound contraflow lane. The traffic pattern from northbound I-75 to westbound I-74 will continue to be restricted to one lane. Southbound I-75 traffic will remain unchanged. In order to complete this switch, the following restrictions will be in place:
 
·         Various right lane closures of northbound I-75 from south of the Western Hills Viaduct to the south of the I-74 interchange beginning at 8 p.m., switching to various left lane closures before all lanes are open to traffic by 9 a.m. the following day.
·         Close the ramps from Bank Street and Harrison Avenue to northbound I-75 at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day and close the ramp from northbound I-75 to Hopple Street at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.
·         In addition, the ramp from northbound I-75 to westbound I-74 will be closed from midnight until 4 a.m. with traffic detoured to Mitchell Avenue (Exit 6), south on I-75 to I-74.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the work zone. 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