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Interstate 71/Lytle Tunnel Closure Scheduled

Hamilton County (Wednesday, May 22, 2019) - Work in the Interstate 71 Lytle Tunnel requires the following I-71/Lytle Tunnel ramp and full closures:
Close south I-71 at Ohio exit 2 and through the tunnel from 10 p.m. Friday, May 31 until 9 a.m. Saturday, June 1. All traffic will be diverted onto I-471 and detoured across west I-275 to I-71/I-75. The alternate route is SR 562 to I-75.
The following ramp closures will also be in effect for southbound I-71:
  • Close the U.S. 42/Eden Park Drive entrance ramp to south I-71; use the Liberty Street entrance ramp to south I-471 and follow I-71 detour;
  • Close the Third Street exit ramp to south I-71; use Gilbert Avenue/Reading Road exit ramp to access downtown.
Arrow boards and/or signs will alert motorists of the upcoming restrictions. All work is contingent upon weather. 
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. Move over or slow down.
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.