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Interstate 71/MLK project update
 
Hamilton County (Friday, Nov. 6, 2015) – As part of the work to create a new, full movement interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive, the following restrictions will be in place next week:
 
Monday, Nov. 9 at the intersection of Reading and Lincoln, southbound Reading Road will be reduced to one lane at Martin Luther King, with northbound Reading reduced to one lane at Oak, beginning at 8 p.m. with all lanes open by 6 a.m. the next day.
 
Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the intersection of Reading and Lincoln, westbound Lincoln will be reduced to one lane at Concordia, with eastbound Lincoln reduced to one lane at University and Vernon, beginning at 8 p.m. with all lanes open by 6 a.m. the next day. Also, Victory Parkway at I-71 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next day.
 
Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the intersection of Reading and Martin Luther King, southbound Reading will be reduced to one lane at Union, with northbound Reading reduced to one lane at Lincoln, beginning at 8 p.m. with all lanes open by 6 a.m. the next day. Also, Victory Parkway at I-71 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day.
 
Thursday, Nov. 12 at the intersection of Reading and Martin Luther King, eastbound Martin Luther King will be reduced to one lane at Vernon, with westbound Martin Luther King reduced to one lane at Savoy, beginning at 8 p.m. with all lanes open by 6 a.m. the next day. Also, Victory Parkway at I-71 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day.
 
Friday, Nov. 13 at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Harvey, Martin Luther King will be reduced to one lane in each direction for eastbound traffic, beginning at 7 p.m. with westbound traffic reduced to one lane at 8 p.m. All lanes will be open by 6 a.m. the next day. Also, Victory Parkway at I-71 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
 
Law enforcement officers will maintain traffic with flagging operations. During the closures on Martin Luther King and Reading, there will only be one street restricted at each intersection.
 
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