Weekend closure of southbound Interstate
71 at Lytle Tunnel
beginning June 12
(Monday, June 8, 2015) – Bridge work will require a full closure of
southbound I-71 at the Lytle Tunnel beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, June 12. All
lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Monday, June 15. The Third Street exit from I-71
south will also be closed during this time.
will be performing bridge deck repairs on I-71 over Eggleston Avenue.
$30 million tunnel project will upgrade lighting, repair concrete and tiles,
and modernize mechanical and ventilation systems. In addition cameras and a
fire detection system will be installed to allow more efficient and safer
response time to incidents within the tunnel.
public can receive ongoing project status information by providing an email
address to firstname.lastname@example.org or
via the ODOT District 8 social media pages:
Tunnel carries I-71 under Lytle Park and Fourth and Fifth streets on the
eastern edge of Cincinnati. The tunnel carries three lanes of northbound I-71
traffic, two lanes of southbound traffic and a single lane, southbound exit
ramp to Third Street. The tunnel opened to traffic in 1970.
For more information
contact: Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at (513) 933-6517, Sharon
Smigielski, Public Information Officer, at (513) 933-6511, Liz Lyons, Public
Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534 or email D08.PIO@dot.ohio.gov