Northbound I-71 tunnel closure

CINCINNATI ( FOX19)- Beginning at 10:30 P.M. on Saturday, August 21st until approximately 9:00 AM Sunday, August 22nd, Northbound I-71 through the Lytle Park Tunnel and the 3rd Street ramp from southbound I-71 will be closed for semi- annual maintenance. The 3rd Street ramp will reopen at approximately 4 A.M. Sunday.

Crews from the City of Cincinnati, Public Services Department will be washing the tunnel walls and relamping the lighting inside and outside of the tunnel.

A detour will be posted.  The detour for northbound I-71 will use 2nd Street to north on Main Street to east on Fifth Street where motorist will access northbound I-71. Motorists who wish to use the 3rd Street exit from southbound I-71 to access downtown should exit at the Reading Rd/ Gilbert Ave. exit.

Motorists are encouraged to reduce speed through the construction area and to use caution. In case of inclement weather, this closure will be rescheduled for a later date.

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