Full closures scheduled for I-71

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Work on the Interstate 71 at the Lytle Tunnel will require short-term full closures along with various short-term rolling closures this week.

On Wednesday February, 22, crews will be removing an overhead sign on southbound I-71 at the Lytle Tunnel.

There will be full short-term closures of southbound I-71 between the ramp to 471 and the tunnel.

The closures will start at 10 p.m. Wednesday for 15 minute intervals continuing until 5 a.m.

There will also be various short-term rolling closures in both the north and southbound directions of I-71 at the tunnel.

The right lane of northbound I-71 will remain closed until 5 a.m. Thursday.

Work crews will continue at 10 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, blocking the right lanes in both the north and southbound directions of I-71, continuing until 5 a.m. on Thursday.

If the work isn't completed this week, crews will be out again at 10 p.m. on Monday, February 27 until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

To avoid delays, use the Norwood Lateral west to south on I-75 or vice versa.

Watch for stopped or slow traffic in the area.

All work is dependent upon weather.

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