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I-71 bridge deck replacement

PID 101939 

Replace southbound (completed) and northbound I-71 bridge decks over Eggleston Drive, Butler Street and I-471.
  • Began: spring 2016 – Estimated completion: fall 2017.
  • Construction Cost: $10 million.

Current Status

  • Northbound traffic is shifted to southbound lanes just south of I-471 and return to the northbound side just north of the tunnel.
    • 3rd St. exit from SB I-71 is closed – detour uses Gilbert, E. 8th, Sycamore and 3rd streets. Ramp is closed until the project is completed.
    • The 5th St. ramp to NB I-71 is closed until the project is completed. The detour uses Walnut and 2nd streets or Sycamore, 3rd and Walnut streets to I-71 ramp.
    • 2nd St. ramp to NB I-71 is open. 
    • TRUCK DETOUR: Until September, 2017 - all semi-trucks traveling northbound on I-71/I-75 are prohibited from using the Lytle Tunnel. The detour routes are as follows: 
    • I-75 to SR 562/Norwood Lateral to I-71 north or 
    • I-275 to I-471 to I-71 north.



 Latest I-71 Bridge Deck Replacement Release