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Interstate 71 Repaving Projects Update

Hamilton County (Friday, Sept. 14, 2018) - The Interstate 71 repaving projects require the following restrictions:
  • Various lane closures on north and south I-71 between Reading Road and the Lytle Tunnel nightly from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17 through Saturday morning, Sept. 22. The north lane restrictions will be in place until 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.
  • Continuous right lane closure on north I-71 between MLK Jr. Dr. and Dana Avenue from 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The MLK Jr. Dr. to north I-71 on ramp will merge with through traffic at the bottom of the ramp; the Dana Avenue exit will remain open.
  • Close the ramp from north Red Bank Road to south I-71 at 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 through 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. A detour will be posted.
  • Continued closure of the ramp from Reading Road to north I-71 through 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The detour uses Reading Rd. to MLK Jr. Dr. to north I-71.
  • Close the ramps from east SR 562 to north I-71 and south I-71 to west SR 562 nightly from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 through Saturday, Sept. 22. Only one ramp will be closed at a time.
  • Single lane closures on Liberty Street between Sycamore Street and Reading Road nightly from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17 through Wednesday, Sept. 19.
  • Single lane closures on Woodburn Avenue between Jonathan and Brewster avenues nightly from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17 through Wednesday, Sept. 19.
  • The left lane of south I-71 from SR 126 to Ridge Road is in a contraflow lane, using the left lane of north I-71. Traffic will remain in this pattern until May, 2019.
  • 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. 15.
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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