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Interstate 71 lane and short-term rolling closures scheduled for traffic switch
Hamilton County (Friday, Feb. 24, 2017) – In order to prepare for a traffic switch which will put southbound Interstate 71 traffic on the new southbound bridge deck north of the Lytle Tunnel, the follow restrictions will be in place next week.
Monday, Feb. 27: Right lane closure on southbound Interstate 71 north of the I-471 south exit ramp from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Wednesday, March 1: Double left lane closure on southbound I-71 from just north of Reading Road to the Lytle Tunnel from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday, March 2. Also, various short-term (15-minute) rolling closures on north and southbound I-71 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday.
In early May, northbound traffic will be shifted to the southbound side just north of the tunnel, returning to the northbound side just south of I-471.
Local law enforcement officers will maintain traffic, and all work is weather dependent.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming lane and short-term rolling 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.
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