Interstate 71/Lytle Tunnel project update
2nd Street ramp traffic switch requires lane and shoulder closures
Hamilton County (Friday, May 19, 2017) – The right lane and shoulder of northbound I-71 between Fort Washington Way and south of the Lytle Tunnel will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 until 5 a.m. the following day.
These lane and shoulder closures will be in effect each night through Monday, June 5. Once complete, traffic from the 2nd St. ramp to northbound I-71 will be shifted onto the right shoulder.
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 and shoulder closures and the 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
or email D08.PIO@dot.ohio.gov