KYTC apologizes for Saturday traffic on 71/75 on Saturday - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Why traffic was backed up on NB I-71/75 over the weekend

Traffic has slowed going northbound I-71 and I-75 Traffic has slowed going northbound I-71 and I-75
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Did you get stuck in traffic on northbound Interstate 71/75 on Saturday?

For many hours on Saturday, traffic was backed up from Florence up into Cincinnati due to some road work. The nature and timing of the road work wasn't shared with the public or the media so there were a lot of questions.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the back up was due to the installation of six traffic loops in Kenton County.

KYTC says the goal of the traffic loops is collect data to understand the flow of traffic in the congested county.

While the loops are being installed, traffic flow has to be reduced down to one lane.

KYTC says the original plan was to install these overnight and have all lanes back open by 4:00 a.m. on Saturday but rain delayed their efforts.

Once the work is started, it has to be completed before lanes can be opened, one at a time. 

The transportation cabinet apologized via a press release for the inconvenience. They say they are taking steps to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions

    Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions

    Sunday, September 24 2017 3:16 AM EDT2017-09-24 07:16:46 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 2:21 AM EDT2017-09-25 06:21:08 GMT

    The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president sign off on new, more targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries it says refuse to share information with the U.S. or haven't taken necessary security precautions.

    Full Story >

    The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president sign off on new, more targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries it says refuse to share information with the U.S. or haven't taken necessary security precautions.

    Full Story >
  • Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult

    Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult

    Monday, September 25 2017 2:17 AM EDT2017-09-25 06:17:27 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 2:21 AM EDT2017-09-25 06:21:04 GMT

    Players, owners and commissioners past and present chastised the president for his divisive remarks, but the angriest responses came from players upset that he'd insulted their mothers.

    Full Story >

    Players, owners and commissioners past and present chastised the president for his divisive remarks, but the angriest responses came from players upset that he'd insulted their mothers.

    Full Story >
  • Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

    Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

    Sunday, September 24 2017 9:37 AM EDT2017-09-24 13:37:14 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 2:19 AM EDT2017-09-25 06:19:55 GMT

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law.

    Full Story >

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly