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Interstate 75/Hopple construction update for

traffic switch

Hamilton County (Friday, Sept. 23, 2016) – Work on the Interstate75/Hopple Street project requires a traffic switch, reducing westbound I-74 to one lane from the split of northbound I-75 to the overpass of I-75. In order to accomplish this switch, the following restrictions will be in place:

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, close the right lane of northbound I-75 from south of the Western Hills Viaduct to the I-75/I-74 interchange until 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

Close the following ramps from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Saturday:

o          Bank Street/Harrison Avenue to northbound I-75

o          Northbound I-75 to Hopple Street

o          Hopple Street to westbound I-74

In addition, the ramp from northbound I-75 to westbound I-74 will be closed from 12:01 a.m. until 4 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Traffic will be detoured using northbound I-75 to Mitchell Avenue (Exit 6) to southbound I-75 to westbound I-74.

Once in place, the westbound I-74 lane reduction will remain for 120 days.

Arrow boards and/or signs are in place to alert motorists of the work zone, lane and ramp closures. All work is weather dependent.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce 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 or email D08.PIO@dot.ohio.gov