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Interstate 71 repaving projects update

Hamilton County (Friday, May 25, 2018) - There will be various lane restrictions as a result of work on the Interstate 71 repaving projects that run from the Lytle Tunnel to State Route 126. These restrictions include:
  • Right lane closure on north I-71 from Ridge Road to SR 126 nightly from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day, Tuesday, May 29 through Saturday, June 2. North lane closures will begin two hours after completion of the Cincinnati Reds game.
  • Close the ramp from north I-71 to Reading Road nightly from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day, Tuesday, May 29 through Thursday May 31.
  • Various lane closures on south I-71 between Reading Road and the Lytle Tunnel nightly from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m the following day, Tuesday, May 29 through Saturday, June 2.
  • Various lane closures on north I-71 between the Lytle Tunnel and Reading Road nightly from 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 until 6 a.m. Thursday, May 31.
  • CONTINUOUS right lane closure on south I-71 from Reading Road to the Lytle Tunnel from 8 p.m. Friday, June 1 through 6 a.m. Monday, June 4. SOUTH I-71 WILL BE REDUCED TO TWO LANES.
  • Continued reduced bridge clearance for the east SR 562 to Ridge Road and north I-71 and from north I-71 to west SR 562 ramps through Saturday, June 30.
All work is contingent upon weather. Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming 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, Public Information Specialist, at 513-933-6534. logo 

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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.