Closures scheduled for SB I-71 at the tunnel

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The removal of an overhead sign on Interstate 71 will require FULL short-term closures in the overnight hours on Wednesday, February 22.

Crews will be blocking the right lane of southbound I-71 from south of the exit ramp to I-471 continuing south to the entrance of the Lytle Tunnel.

The closures will be in the overnight hours beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday continuing until 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

During the same overnight hours, it will be necessary for crews to completely shut down all the lanes of southbound I-71.

The full closures will be short-term closures up to 15 to 20 minutes at a time.

The ramp to southbound I-471 will remain open during the evening hours, traffic could be backed up at times due to the full closures.

To avoid getting caught in the delays consider taking I-71 to the Norwood Lateral west to south on I-75 into Downtown.

Crews will have signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming lane and short-term full closures.

All construction is weather permitting.

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