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Noise Barrier Approved for I-71 Project
HAMILTON COUNTY (Thursday, November 3, 2016) – A noise abatement barrier recommended for consideration as part of a  proposed project to improve northbound Interstate 71 between the Norwood Lateral (State Route 562) and Red Bank Expressway interchanges in Hamilton County has received the required public support and is being advanced to design and construction phases of the project.
This project involves widening northbound I-71 to provide three continuous through lanes between the Norwood Lateral (SR 562) and Red Bank Expressway interchanges and the modification of the Ridge Avenue exit ramp and Kennedy Avenue entrance ramp. The approved noise barrier will provide highway traffic noise abatement for residences on Charloe Street, Anioton Court, and Sonoma Court, as well as the Lindsay Lane Apartments on Strathmore Drive.
Much of the work involved for this project will occur within the existing right of way limits of I-71. The project is expected to require minor right of way strip takes and easements from several parcels, as well as one residential relocation and the displacement of two commercial outbuildings.
ODOT is currently working on the design plans for this project. The start of construction is scheduled for Spring 2018. This project is scheduled to be constructed concurrently with a rehabilitation project for I-71 between the Norwood Lateral (SR 562) and Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway (SR 126).
For ongoing traffic, construction and weather-related information, please check www.ohgo.com.
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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
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.