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Work on Lytle Tunnel to close Third Street ramp Downtown

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If you use the Third Street ramp off southbound Interstate 75 into Downtown, you'll need to find an alternate route for the next couple weeks.

Work on the Lytle Tunnel on I-71 is requiring some ramp and lane closures starting Thursday night, state transportation officials say.

The Third Street exit ramp off the southbound side of the highway will shut down at 9 p.m. and remain closed through 5 a.m. on June 15, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

They recommend motorists detour off southbound I-71 onto Gilbert Avenue to East Eighth Street to Sycamore Street to Third Street.

This weekend, the left two lanes of southbound I-71 will be blocked prior to and through the Lytle Tunnel.

That closure will run from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Saturday.

Detour off southbound I-71 to the westbound Norwood Lateral. From there, you can access southbound I-75 to get into downtown Cincinnati.

In Northern Kentucky, drivers can take southbound I-471 to westbound I-275 to I-71/75 to reach Downtown.

Arrow boards and signs will be in place to help drivers around the closures, according to ODOT.

In two weeks, northbound I-71 will shut down from the Fourth Street ramp in Covington through the Lytle Tunnel. That closure is scheduled for 10 p.m. June 15 through 5 a.m. June 16. 

The detour uses northbound I-75 to eastbound Norwood Lateral to reach northbound I-71.

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