County (Tuesday, October 1, 2019)
- Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will impact traffic
during the overnight hours tomorrow, October 2, in preparation for Phase 3 of the
multi-year Interstate 71 improvement project.
be in place on I-71 North between Ridge Avenue and Kenwood Road from
approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, October
3, to install a contraflow lane in the northbound
direction. Once completed, the contraflow lane onto I-71 North will be
accessible only from eastbound SR 562/Norwood Lateral.
The entire project calls
for resurfacing, bridge deck replacement of the Stewart Road bridge, and
rehabilitating other bridges from the railroad overpass north of SR
562/Norwood Lateral to SR 126/Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway.
The project also
includes widening to three, continuous through lanes between the Norwood
Lateral and Red Bank Expressway, removing the northbound Ridge Road
exit and adding an exit to Kennedy Avenue from northbound I-71.
The $36 million project is scheduled for completion in
the summer of 2021.