Interstate 75/71 lane closures scheduled this weekend
Please note new timeframe shown in red
Hamilton County (Friday, June 17, 2016) – Bridge and pavement work requires various lane closures on Interstate 75/I-71 this weekend.
Bridge work requires various lane closures on southbound I-75 just south of Seventh St., extending to just past the I-71/I-75 split and onto the Brent Spence Bridge. Lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, June 17 until 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18 and again from 10 p.m. Saturday until 4 p.m. Sunday, June 19. One lane of southbound traffic will be maintained.
In addition, pavement and bridge work require various closures on northbound I-71 this weekend. The right lane of northbound I-71 will be closed from the 4th Street on- ramp (1/4 mile south of the Ohio State line in Covington; a detour will be posted), across the Brent Spence Bridge, and through the Lytle Tunnel (to the 2.0 mm in Ohio) from 10 p.m. Friday, June 17 through 5 a.m. Monday, June 20. Southbound I-75 and eastbound U.S. 50 will still be able to access Fort Washington Way and northbound I-71. We recommend using I-275 as an alternate route.
Also, pavement work on I-71 just north of the Lytle Tunnel requires various northbound lane closures beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, June 17 until 6 a.m. on Monday, June 20. During this time the northbound I-71 entrance ramps from the 2nd and 5th street exits will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to 7th Street to Gilbert Avenue to northbound I-71. This work is to prepare for a longer-term solution that addresses the poor condition of I-71 in this area with two projects anticipated to start in July and the fall of 2017, respectively.
There will be delays in the area and it is recommended motorists use I-275 as a detour. Arrow boards, dynamic message boards (ARTIMIS signs) and the Highway Advisory Radios (1620 and 1700 AM) will be used to alert motorists of the upcoming work zones and lane closures. All work is weather dependent.
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