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Interstate 71/Lytle Tunnel project update

Hamilton County (Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017) – Work on the Interstate 71/Lytle Tunnel project requires various short-term rolling and lane closures on I-71 near the Lytle Tunnel this week.

Wednesday Feb. 22: Various short-term rolling closures on north and southbound I-71 from 10 p.m. until approximately 5 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Also, the right lane of northbound I-71 will remain closed until 5 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday,  Feb. 23 and Friday, Feb. 24: Right lane closures on north and southbound I-71 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25.

If necessary to complete scheduled work, there will be right lane closures on north and southbound I-71 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following Monday, Feb. 27 and Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Traffic will be maintained with local law enforcement officers. Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming short-term rolling and lane restrictions. 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​