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Interstate 71 lane closures scheduled for bridge work
 
Hamilton County (Friday, April 22, 2016) – Bridge painting requires lane closures on Interstate 71 starting tonight.
 
Close the right lane of southbound I-71 at SR 562 beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, April 22, followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m., with all lanes reopening to traffic by 6 a.m. the following day. These lane closures will be in place seven nights a week for approximately one month, and traffic will be maintained.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and lane 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.
 
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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