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Olive Branch Road closure scheduled for bridge work
 
Warren County (Tuesday, May 9, 2017) – Bridge work requires closing Olive Branch Road, north of Wilmington Road and over Interstate 71, beginning Monday, May 15 for 120 days.
 
The road will be closed in order to complete bridge work on Olive Branch Road over I-71, including abutment upgrades, patching, painting the superstructure, sealing the bridge deck and remaining concrete on the structure.
 
Traffic will be detoured using Wilmington Road, North Clarksville Road, Oregonia Road and Jeffery Road.
 
In addition, various lane closures will be in effect on north and southbound I-71 at Olive Branch Road from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, and from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and road closure.
 
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.
 
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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