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Interstate 71 traffic switch requires various lane/ramp closures
Hamilton County (Thursday, April 6, 2017) – Preparation for a traffic switch requires the following lane closures tonight and Saturday night.
Single lane closure on southbound I-71 just north of the I-471 south exit to the pedestrian bridge, and a single lane closure on northbound I-71 south of the tunnel to the 5th Street ramp from 10 p.m.  Thursday, April 6 until 5 a.m. Friday to set portable concrete barrier.
A single lane closure on northbound I-71 south of the tunnel to the 5th Street ramp will be in effect from 9 p.m. Saturday, April 8 until 6 a.m. Sunday, April 9. Once complete, northbound traffic will be shifted to the southbound side just north of the tunnel and return to the northbound side just south of I-471.
·         The 2nd St. exit to northbound I-71 will be open and the 5th St. ramp to northbound I-71 will be closed. The detour uses Walnut and 2nd streets or Sycamore, 3rd and Walnut streets to I-71 ramp.
·         3rd St. exit from SB I-71 remains closed. The detour uses Gilbert, E. 8th, Sycamore and 3rd streets. Ramp is closed for the duration of southbound and northbound bridge deck work.
TRUCK DETOUR: All northbound I-75/I-71 trucks use I-75 to SR 562 back to I-71 or I-275 to I-471 back to I-71 until approximately September, 2017.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming lane closures and traffic pattern switch. 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