Construction to stop traffic on I-71 this week

I-71/MLK project forces lane closures (VIDEO)

HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Traffic on Interstate 71 near downtown will be slowed by construction this week.

The work stretches between Taft and Dana Avenue.

It is part of the ongoing construction of the new Martin Luther King interchange, which is expected to be completed by summer 2017.

According to ODOT, throughout the week starting at 7 p.m. there will be single lane closures in both directions.

Then, double lane closures at 9 p.m.

A complete shutdown starts at midnight with work continuing all the way until 5 a.m.

According to an ODOT release,  crews will be cleared and all lanes re-opened by 6 a.m.

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