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No semi traffic on NB I-71 near Lytle Tunnel


A new traffic pattern will take place this weekend on Interstate 71 north of the tunnel.

There will be lane and ramp closures to prepare for the traffic pattern shift. This new traffic pattern means all semi traffic will be detoured around onto Interstate 75.

On Saturday, work crews will block one lane on northbound I-71 from south of the tunnel to the 5th Street ramp, this will be from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, April 9.

Once complete, the northbound traffic will be shifted to the southbound side from just north of the tunnel and shift back to the northbound side just south of I-471.

The 5th Street ramp to northbound I-71 will be closed.

The detour for the 5th Street ramp closure is to head north on Sycamore to Gilbert Ave then north to I-71.

The Third Street exit ramp from SB I-71 will remain closed.

The Third Street ramp will remain closed through the duration of southbound and northbound bridge deck work which should finish up in September.

The detour for the Third Street closures is to take the Gilbert exit, to E. 8th, Sycamore and 3rd streets. Ramp is closed

Crews will be reopening the Second Street ramp.

All northbound I-71 truck traffic must use I-75: Head north on 75 to east on the Norwood Lateral then back to I-71.

Or east on I-275 to north on I-471 back to northbound I-71 this will be UNTIL approximately September, 2017.

In addition on Sunday, April 9, there will be two lanes blocked on northbound I-75 from Fort Washington Way to the Western Hills Viaduct. 

Semi traffic might want to use the I-275 loop around.

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