Traffic Troubles Expected On I-71 Northbound This Weekend


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Interstate 71 Paving Project Update

Hamilton County (Thursday, October 31, 2019) – Restrictions and traffic pattern changes will be in effect on Interstate 71 North this weekend for additional paving work.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, November 1, and continuing through late Sunday, November 3, crews will be milling and paving a second section of I-71 northbound between the Norwood Lateral and Stewart Road. Throughout the weekend, various lane closures will be in effect:

  • One lane of I-71 northbound will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. Friday.
  • The ramp from eastbound SR 562/Norwood Lateral will be closed at approximately 9 p.m. Friday.
  • A second lane of the northbound I-71 mainline will be closed at 10 p.m. Friday, and all traffic will be shifted to the contraflow lane and maintained in a single lane until2 p.m. Saturday. (Following this and continuing through Sunday evening, traffic will be maintained in two lanes, with one lane of traffic on the mainline and one in the contraflow.)
  • The exit ramp to northbound Ridge Avenue will be closed Friday night through2 p.m. Saturday.
  • The on-ramp from Kennedy Avenue to I-71 North will be closed Friday night through Saturday afternoon.
  • The on/off-ramps at Red Bank Expressway and I-71 North will be closed Friday night through Sunday evening.
  • Two lanes of traffic will be restored on northbound I-71 mainline, and the ramp from SR 562 eastbound will be reopened late Sunday.

The following detours will be in place during ramp closures:

Eastbound SR 562/Norwood Lateral to I-71 NB (FRIDAY NIGHT, WHILE KENNEDY AVENUE RAMP IS CLOSED)

  • Follow I-71 SB to Exit 5/Dana Avenue.
  • Follow Dana Avenue to I-71 NB.
  • Can also use Smith-Edwards exit to return to I-71 NB.

Eastbound SR 562/Norwood Lateral to I-71 NB (SATURDAY AFTERNOON THRU SUNDAY, AFTER KENNEDY AVENUE RAMP OPENS)

  • Follow SR 562 to Ridge Avenue.
  • Follow Ridge Avenue to Duck Creek Road.
  • Follow Duck Creek Road to Kennedy Avenue.
  • Follow Kennedy Avenue to I-71 NB.

Red Bank Expressway entrance ramp to I-71 NB

  • Follow Red Bank Expressway to Duck Creek Road.
  • Follow Duck Creek Road to Kennedy Avenue.
  • Follow Kennedy Avenue to I-71 NB.

The schedule for lane and ramp closures is subject to change, and all work will be contingent upon the weather.