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Weekend construction update for Hamilton County
 
Hamilton County (Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016) – The following ramp and lane closures will be in effect this weekend.
 
Interstate 71:
 
·         Eastbound State Route 562 ramp to southbound Interstate 71 will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 until 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8. Traffic will be detoured using I-71 and Kenwood Road (Exit 12).
 
·         Various lane closures on north and southbound I-71 at MLK from 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 until 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Also, short-term full closures on southbound I-71 at Lincoln Avenue (mile marker 3) from 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 until 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers.
 
·         Lane closures on northbound I-71 from the Fort Washington Way split to eastbound U.S. Route 50, continuing through the Lytle Tunnel to approximately Reading Road/Gilbert Avenue (mile marker 2) from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 until 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Traffic will be maintained.
 
·         Southbound I-71 lanes that allow travel on I-71/I-75 across the Brent Spence Bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8. The ramp from 3rd Street to southbound I-71 will also be closed. One lane of southbound I-71 will remain open from the Lytle Tunnel to northbound I-75 and westbound U.S. 50. Traffic should use SR 562 to I-75 or I-471 to I-275 as detours.
 
Interstate 74:
 
·         Southbound North Bend Road ramp to eastbound I-74 will be closed each night from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day Friday, Aug. 5, Sunday, Aug. 7 and Monday, Aug. 8. Also various lane closures on east and westbound I-74 from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday.
 
·         The ramp from SR 128 to westbound I-74 will be closed each night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day Friday, Aug. 5 and Monday, Aug. 8. Traffic will be detoured using I-74 and Harrison/Rybolt roads.
 
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming ramp and lane closures. 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.
 
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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