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Interstate 71 Repaving Projects Update

Hamilton County (Friday, Oct. 12, 2018) - The Interstate 71 repaving projects require the following restrictions:
  • Close the ramps from Reading Road to south I-471 and from south I-71 to south I-471 nightly from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 through Wednesday morning, Oct. 17. Only one ramp will be closed at a time.
  • Various lane closures on north and south I-71 between State Route 562 and the Lytle Tunnel nightly from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 through Saturday morning, Oct. 20.
  • Single lane closures on Stewart Road between the north I-71 off ramp and the south I-71 on ramp nightly from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15 through Saturday morning, Oct. 20.
  • Various lane closures on south I-71 between SR 126 and Ridge Road nightly from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 20. During this time, at approximately 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, two lanes of south I-71 approaching Red Bank Road will be shifted to the outside lanes. 
  • Continued closure of the ramp from north Red Bank Road to south I-71 through 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. The detour uses north I-71 to Stewart Road to south I-71.
  • Continuous right lane closure on north I-71 between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Dana Avenue through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The Martin Luther King Jr. Drive ramp to north I-71 will merge with through traffic at the bottom of the ramp; the Dana Avenue exit will remain open.
  • The left lane of south I-71 is a contraflow lane, using the left lane of north I-71. Traffic will remain in this pattern until May, 2019.
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. Move over or slow down.
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. logo 

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