Interstate 71 lane and ramp closures scheduled
Hamilton County (Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016) –Work on Interstate 71 north of the Lytle Tunnel requires the following lane and ramp closures beginning tonight.
The right two lanes of northbound I-71/I-75 will be closed beginning at the 4th Street on ramp in Covington, Kentucky, across the bridge and through the tunnel beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 until 5 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. The 4th Street on ramp and eastbound U.S. 50 will remain open, as will northbound I-75 to SR 562.
In addition, close the southbound I-471 ramp from southbound I-71 and Reading Road/Liberty Street at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 reopening at 5 a.m. the following day. Also, close the right lane of southbound I-71 from just south of the crossover to the tunnel from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
In addition, two lanes of westbound Eggleston Avenue will be closed and detoured to Sentinel Street to Reedy Street from 6 p.m. until approximately 7 a.m.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the work zone, lane and ramp restrictions.
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 www.OHGO.com.
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