Weekend traffic expected on I-471

(FOX19) - Some potential headaches for drivers are headed to the Tri-State this weekend.

The biggest issue will impact drivers headed southbound on I-471 across the Big Mac Bridge. Starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and lasting through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, I-471 Southbound between Kentucky 8 and US 27 in Highland Heights will be reduced to one lane as crews install a temporary concrete barrier wall and pavement markings.

Also on I-471, Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, the I-471 southbound entrance ramp from Memorial Parkway will be closed until further notice. Traffic will be detoured onto I-471 northbound to Exit 5 and then back onto I-471 southbound. This closure is expected to be in place through mid July.

Just north of Exit 1, 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. This traffic pattern will continue until further notice. The speed limit through this section is 45 mph.

Traffic maybe furthered reduced to a single lane during nighttime periods throughout the limits of the project.

Expect delays until this project is completed later this year.

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