EASTGATE, OH (FOX19) - There are big changes planned for the Eastgate Mall area beginning this week.
Nighttime work will require lane closures from 9 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 275 southbound and State Route 32 westbound.
Beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, there will also be a significant change in traffic pattern on I-275 and S.R. 32.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, work on southbound I-275 will require traffic to be shifted to the west in preparation for what is called a "contraflow" configuration, where both north and southbound traffic will travel on what is currently the southbound lanes of traffic.
Four lanes of traffic will continue with two lanes in each direction. Additional signage will be placed throughout the area to alert motorists to the changes.
In addition to the changes to southbound I-275, the ramp from westbound S.R. 32 to southbound I-275 will also be reconfigured.
Beginning Tuesday, S.R. 32 westbound traffic will access I-275 southbound from the left, not the right as it is currently. Signs will also be in place in this area to warn drivers to the new access.
The Clermont County Engineer's Office said additional changes will continue throughout the month of June and into the summer. Officials will issue regular updates on the project.