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Traffic changes on I-471 begin Friday

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) -

Beginning Friday, May 31,traffic will be significantly impacted along I-471 as traffic control devices are put in place.

Southbound lanes will be restricted to one lane for most of the weekend. Meanwhile, the following road work continues in the area:

 

  • Traffic is currently in a shifted position with both shoulders closed from Exit 4 (KY 1120, Memorial Parkway) to just north of Exit 1 (I-275/I-471 Interchange). Traffic will be maintained in three lanes through this area during peak periods but maybe reduced to two lanes of traffic from 5:00 AM to 2:00 PM daily. This traffic pattern will continue until 7:00 PM on Friday, May 31st. The speed limit has been reduced to 55 MPH through this section. 
  • Just north of Exit 1 (I-275/I-471 Interchange) the left lane is closed and traffic is reduced to two lanes. In the two lane section, traffic in the left lane must exit at exit 1A to I-275 eastbound. Traffic in the right lane may exit at 1B to I-275 westbound or continue through the interchange to US 27 at Highland Heights. Shoulders are also closed in this area and the speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH. This traffic pattern will continue until further notice. 
  • Beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 31, through 6:00 AM on Monday, June 3rd, I-471 southbound, between Exit 5 (KY 8) and US 27 in Highland Heights will be reduced to one lane while crews install temporary concrete barrier wall and pavement markings. Upon completion of this operation on Monday morning, traffic will be maintained in two lanes and will be in a new shifted position with both shoulders closed until further notice. 
  • Beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 31 the I-471 southbound entrance ramp from Memorial Parkway (KY 1120) will be closed until further notice. Traffic will be detoured onto I-471 northbound to Exit 5 (KY 8) and then back onto I-471 southbound. This closure is expected to be in place through mid July. 
  • Traffic maybe furthered reduced to a single lane during nighttime periods throughout the limits of the project. 

 

Work is being performed along the I-471 SB ramp to I-275 WB. Traffic should use caution in this area and watch for construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway along this ramp. 

Traffic may encounter flagging operations with short delays on Three Mile Road at the I-275 overpass as part of the work being performed in the area adjacent to Three Mile Road. 

Expect delays until this project is completed later this year. Use caution when traveling through the project and watch for slowed or stopped traffic. Watch for construction vehicles entering and leaving traffic throughout the work zone. The speed limit has been reduced through the construction zone and will be enforced. 

For more information on road construction in northern Kentucky visit: http://transportation.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

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