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Interstate 71 lane and short-term full closures scheduled
 
Hamilton County (Friday, Feb. 17, 2017) – Overhead sign removal just north of the Lytle Tunnel requires closing the right lane of southbound Interstate 71 from the I-471 south exit ramp to the tunnel beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 until 5 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.
 
In addition, there will be short-term full closures on southbound I-71 in this location beginning at 10 p.m. Local law enforcement officers will maintain traffic, and all lanes will be open by 5 a.m. Thursday.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming lane and short-term full closures.
 
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.
 
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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