Interstate 71/MLK project update
Hamilton County (Monday, Aug. 15, 2016) – The following restrictions will be in place this week as part of the work to create a new, full movement interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive.
Monday, Aug. 15 through Wednesday, Aug. 17 - various lane closures on north and southbound I-71 from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day. Also short term full closures on southbound I-71 from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m.
Thursday, Aug 18 and Friday, Aug 19 – various lane closures on southbound I-71 from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day. Also short term full closures on southbound I-71 from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m.
Beginning at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 Lincoln Avenue bridge over I-71 will be closed both east and westbound until 6 a.m. Law enforcement officers will maintain traffic.
The detour will use Reading Road, Oak Street and Stanton Avenue
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions. All work is dependent upon weather.
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.
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