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Third Street/Interstate 71 ramp scheduled to close
 
Hamilton County (Monday, July 18, 2016) – As part of the work to rebuild the Interstate 71 bridge decks over Eggleston Avenue, Cutter/Butler roads and I-471, the Third Street ramp from southbound I-71 will be closed. This closure will begin in the late evening of Wednesday, July 20 and will remain in place for approximately one year.
 
Traffic will be detoured to Gilbert Street to East Eighth Street to Sycamore to Third Street.
 
During the next year and a half, the I-71 bridge decks will be rebuilt, beginning with southbound I-71 and finishing with the northbound I-71 lanes. Once this work begins, the southbound lanes will be shifted to the northbound side using contraflow lanes, just north of the Lytle Tunnel. Next year, for the work to occur in the northbound lanes, traffic will be shifted to the southbound side of I-71.
 
Additionally next year I-71 from north of the Lytle Tunnel to the Norwood Lateral will be repaved.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and ramp 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