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Interstate 71/MLK project update

Hamilton County (Friday, Sept. 4, 2015) – As part of the work to create a new, full movement interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive, the following lane closures will be in place between William Howard Taft and Victory Parkway:

Beginning a 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, the right lane of southbound I-71, with a double lane closure at 9 p.m., and all lanes reopening by 6 a.m. the following day. Between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., there will be various rolling road blocks on southbound I-71. Also, a double lane closure of the left lanes of northbound I-71 from midnight to 6 a.m.

On Wednesday, Sept. 9 and Thursday, Sept. 10, the left two lanes of northbound I-71 from midnight to 6 a.m. the following day, with various rolling road blocks from midnight to 5 a.m.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, a single lane of southbound I-71, with a double lane closure at 9 p.m., and all lanes reopening by 6 a.m. the following day. Also, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., there will be various rolling road blocks on southbound I-71.

On Monday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 15, Fredonia Road will be closed from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day. Local law enforcement officers will maintain traffic on Fredonia Road for emergency vehicles and tractor trailers.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and lane closures.

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.

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For more information contact:
Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at (513) 933-6517, Sharon Smigielski, Public Information Officer, at (513) 933-6511, Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534 or email D08.PIO@dot.ohio.gov​