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Interstate 71 repaving project update

Hamilton County (Wednesday, April 4, 2018) - Due to predicted weekend weather, the following revisions have been made to work on the Interstate 71 repaving project traffic switch:
Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5: Various lane closures on north and south I-71 between Reading Road and the Lytle Tunnel nightly from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day.
In addition, the following short-term ramp closures from 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 until 5 a.m. Thursday, April 5:
  • West State Route 562 to Ridge Road;
  • West SR 562 to north I-71;
  • North I-71 to east SR 562
Also, various lane closures on south I-71 between Reading Road and the Lytle Tunnel from 8 p.m. Friday, April 6 until 6 a.m. the following day.
Once complete, south I-71 traffic will be shifted to the outside shoulder from Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to the Lytle Tunnel. Traffic will remain in this pattern for approximately two weeks.
Traffic will be maintained and all work is contingent upon weather. 
Arrow boards and/or signs are in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions.
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
For more information contact: Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at (513) 933-6517 or Liz Lyons, District 8 Public Information, at (513) 933-6534.


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The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects 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.