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I-71 lanes to close this week for interchange project

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Drivers who use Interstate 71 are going to be seeing a lot more orange this week. 

Starting Monday night and running through Saturday, ODOT crews will start double lane closures in the northbound and southbound lanes between Dana and Taft. 

Work is expected to start at 7 p.m and be completed by 6 a.m. the next morning. The only exception will be Tuesday, when lane closures will not occur until one hour after the end of the Reds game.

[Related: MLK interchange project kicks off]

According the ODOT, the work is part of an $80 million project to construct a full movement interchange at MLK Drive. 

Officials said the interchange will reduce congestion, improve access and spur economic opportunities in the uptown area. 

The interchange is not expected to be completed until September 2017. 

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