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Interstate 71 lane closures scheduled for traffic shift 

and pavement/bridge work

Warren County (Monday, Aug. 21, 2017) - A traffic shift, pavement and bridge work require various nightly lane closures on Interstate 71 this week.
Various lane closures on north and southbound I-71 between State Route 741 and SR 48 from 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. Once complete Tuesday morning, lanes will be shifted to the outside (shoudler), to allow work on the inside (median) areas. Lanes will be reduced to 11 feet.
In addition, pavement work requires various nightly lane closures on north and southbound I-71 between Fields Ertel Road and Western Row Road, from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following day, Monday, Aug. 21 through Saturday morning, Aug. 26.
Also, bridge deck overlay work requires various nightly lane closures on north and southbound I-71 between SR 741 nd SR 48, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day, Friday, Aug. 25 through Monday morning, Aug. 28.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and 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

For more information contact: Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at (513) 933-6517 or Liz Lyons, District 8 Public Information, at (513) 933-6534.

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The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects 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.