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Interstate 71/Lytle Tunnel project update

Hamilton County (Friday, Dec. 1, 2017) - Work in the Interstate 71 Lytle Tunnel requires the following I-71/Lytle Tunnel full closures next week:
Close northbound I-71 at the I-71/75 split, at Ohio exit No. 1, from 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 until 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8. All traffic will be diverted to northbound I-75 and detoured across eastbound SR 562 to I-71. In addition, along eastbound Fort Washington Way (I-71/U.S. 50), there will be no access into the Tunnel; U.S. 50 will remain open.
Close southbound I-71 at Ohio exit No. 2 and through the tunnel from 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 until 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. All traffic will be diverted onto I-471 and detoured across westbound I-275 to I-71/I-75. The alternate route is State Route 562 to I-75.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions. All work is contingent upon the 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
For more information contact: Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at (513) 933-6517 or Liz Lyons, District 8 Public Information, at (513) 933-6534.


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