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Interstate 71 Repaving Projects Update

Hamilton County (Friday, Aug. 3, 2018) - The Interstate 71 repaving projects require the following restrictions:
  • Close the ramp from Reading Road to north I-71 beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 through 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31. The detour uses Reading Road to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to north I-71.
  • Various lane closures on north and south I-71 between the Lytle Tunnel and State Route 126 nightly from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 11.
  • Single lane closures on Reading Road between Liberty and McMillan streets nightly from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 until Saturday, Aug. 11.
  • Continuous left lane closure on north I-71 from the Lytle Tunnel to Reading Road from 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 through 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13.
  • Beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 or Friday, Aug. 10, the left lane of south I-71 from SR 126 to Ridge Road will be in a contraflow lane, using the left lane of north I-71. Traffic will remain in this pattern until May, 2019. Start date for this contraflow lane is dependent upon work complete; an updated advisory will be sent.
  • Continued reduced bridge clearance for the ramps east SR 562 to Ridge Road and north I-71 and from north I-71 to west SR 562, through Saturday, Sept. 1.
Arrow boards and/or signs will alert motorists of the upcoming restrictions. All work is contingent upon weather. 
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
For more information contact: Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at 513-933-6517 or Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at 513-933-6534.