TRAFFIC ALERT: New Paving Project for I-71, Lateral Starts Friday Evening


( Cincinnati ) - The ongoing road construction project on Interstate 71 is going to make northbound travel even more restricted this weekend.

ODOT says, starting Friday at 8pm, northbound I-71 will be restricted to just one lane between 562 and Stewart for the start of a paving blitz. At the same time, the ramp from eastbound 562 (Norwood Lateral) to go north on I-71 will be closed. That means eastbound drivers will have to detour using Ridge, Duck Creek, and Kennedy for the entire weekend.

Northbound drivers will get a little relief at noon on Saturday. That's when the contraflow lane will reopen, so traffic will have two northbound lanes to work with. Again, the ramp from eastbound 562 (Norwood Lateral) to go north on I-71 will be closed until 5am Monday.