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Completed Northbound Interstate 71 Exit Ramp / Loop Ramp

Makes Big Improvements to Fields-Ertel Interchange

 

WARREN COUNTY (Monday, Nov. 2, 2015) – The Warren County Transportation Improvement District, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation, Deerfield Township, Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments and the Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District and Symmes Township, have completed the Northbound Interstate 71 Exit Ramp / Loop Ramp, which improves safety and reduces congestion at the Fields-Ertel Interchange, located in the southwest region of Warren County and Deerfield Township.

 “This interchange serves as a corridor gateway into southwest Warren County and will provide a significant improvement for our residents, businesses, and visitors,” said Warren County Commissioner President David Young. “This northbound exit loop ramp project has eliminated tens of thousands of cars that after exiting Interstate 71 had to travel through the Fields-Ertel Road and Mason-Montgomery Road intersection.”

“These improvements support economic development and improve access to one of the most important employment hubs in southwest Ohio,” continues Commissioner Young. “Ensuring that our local workforce can travel safely and efficiently to their destination is one of our key transportation priorities for this area, and we are pleased to see the completion of this work as it supports both current and future job creation in our area.”

The $14 million dollar loop ramp project, which is now complete and open to traffic, relieves congestion at the busy Fields-Ertel interchange by allowing northbound traffic to by-pass the intersection (Fields-Ertel Road and Mason-Montgomery Road).

“This northbound exit loop ramp makes for a safer, smarter interchange to eliminate delays, keep traffic moving and improve safety,” said Warren County Engineer Neil F. Tunison, PE, PS.

Ohio Department of Transportation Deputy District 8 Director, Tammy Campbell, says, “This interchange has been an ongoing safety and congestion issue for ODOT District 8. This new ramp is an important phase in correcting these problems.”

This project was preceded by a progression of recent improvements to the Fields-Ertel Interchange which included the northbound exit / gore extension and lane expansion, the southbound exit additional right turn lane onto Mason-Montgomery Road, the new lane constructed on northbound Mason-Montgomery Road, and 22 traffic signal improvements.

The traveling public is encouraged to be aware of the new loop ramp and approach with care as they familiarize themselves with the new traffic pattern.

For more information on projects throughout the Fields-Ertel area go to www.AdvancingFieldsErtel.com.

  

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Savannah Shafer, Director of Communications, Phone: 513-695-3302 | Cell: 513-673-2618, Email: savannah.shafer@co.warren.oh.us

Brian Cunningham, ODOT Communications Manager, Phone: 513-933-6517 Email: brian.cunningham@dot.ohio.gov