Interstate 71/Lytle Tunnel project update
Hamilton County (Monday, Sept. 12, 2016) – Work on the ceiling of the I-71/Lytle Tunnel project requires various lane closures of northbound I-71 just before, through and after the tunnel each week night beginning at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day the week of Sept. 12.
As a reminder, various lane closures will also be on southbound I-71 from approximately the Gilbert/Reading exit to just before the Lytle Tunnel from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Access from East Liberty Street to southbound I-471 will be closed from midnight Wednesday, Sept. 14 until 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept 15.
Lane closures will also be in effect each night from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day Monday, Sept. 19 through Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming lane closures. Please remember that all work is dependent 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.
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