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Interstate 71/Jeremiah Morrow bridge detour scheduled
Warren County (Thursday, May 18, 2017) – To accommodate bridge work on the original southbound Interstate 71/Jeremiah Morrow bridge, full and short-term full closures will be necessary on I-71 this Sunday.
Southbound I-71 will be closed to traffic between the State Route 73 and SR 48 exits from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m. Sunday, May 21. The detour uses SR 73, U.S. 42 and SR 48.
On northbound I-71, there will be intermittent short-term full closures between SR 73 and SR 48, using the same detour in reverse, from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Also during this time, traffic on the Little Miami Scenic River and Trail will not be permitted between Wilmington Road and SR 350. Please also note the north and southbound rest areas will be closed during this time.
Law enforcement and construction personnel will be on site at various access points to the interstate, river and scenic trail to enforce these restrictions.
** A temporary flight restriction (TFR) will be in place that consists of a half-mile horizontal  radius and 3,000 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL) from the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge on Sunday,  May 14, 2017 between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or Drones) are not permitted in the TFR.**
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) 933-6511 or Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534, cell (513) 781-8521 or email D08.PIO@dot.ohio.gov