Major I-75 backups expected this weekend

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Drivers might want to avoid southbound Interstate 75 this weekend.

Various lane closures are expected to cause delays for drivers, state transportation officials warn.

One lane will shut down between the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway (St. Rt. 562) and Mitchell Avenue from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Then, at night, two lanes will be shut down Friday-Monday.

The lanes will be blocked starting at 9 p.m. until 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday and Monday.

Drivers are encouraged to use the following alternate routes:

  • Eastbound I-275 to southbound I-71
  • Westbound I-275 to I-74 to southbound I-75
  • Eastbound Norwood Lateral to southbound I-71
  • Eastbound Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway to southbound I-71

Also, pavement work has been blocking one and then two lanes on both sides of the highway this week between the Norwood Lateral and Mitchell Avenue.

Those lane closures will continue overnight until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Arrow boards and signs are in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions.

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