interstate construction

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All lanes of northbound I-75 through Cincinnati will be closed several nights this week, as work continues on the Mill Creek Expressway project.  The Interstate will be closed between Mitchell Avenue and the Norwood Lateral, overnights, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday nights, from 11 to 5 am, weather permitting, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. ODOT also says on Thursday night there will be a single lane closed at the Norwood Lateral, starting at 8, with a second lane closed at 11.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation says the field review of the Interstate 75 off-ramp collapse took less time than expected, meaning the clean-up and repairs were finished sooner than anticipated.  ODOT spokesman Brian Cunningham says the only damage to the four southbound lanes of I-75 was a two-foot by two-foot hole.

“Speculation was there were going to be multiple areas that would need to be fixed.  And that just wasn’t the case,” Cunningham says.  “And so when the assessment was done, it was evident that there was just one particular area that had damage to it.”

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Update 1/20/15 2:51 p.m.: ODOT says the field investigation has concluded, and the clean up operations have started.  In a press release, ODOT says debris removal is expected to take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours.  After that, inspectors will look at the southbound lanes of I-75 to see if any repairs are needed. 

Update 01/20/15, 12:45 p.m.: The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the City of Cincinnati have released new information about Monday night's overpass collapse on southbound I-75.  

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Each night this week, the Ohio Department of Transportation will be closing some lanes of I-75, as crews work on widening the Interstate. 

Starting at 11 p.m., northbound lanes will be completely closed between Mitchell Avenue and the Norwood Lateral.  The roadway should be reopened by 5 each morning.

Southbound traffic will have lane restrictions from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Those will begin at the Norwood Lateral, with one lane closed at 8 p.m., and a second closed at 11 p.m.  Those restrictions will be Monday night through Wednesday night.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Thursday there could be a solution to maintain interstate access to Cincinnati State as the work to rebuild Interstate 75 continues.  

The current plan calls for the eastbound I-74 ramp to Central Parkway to be removed.  Cincinnati State officials have been complaining about the issue for months.  

Cranley raised the access issue with Ohio Governor John Kasich during a meeting at city hall on Wednesday.  

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Get ready for another weekend of traffic delays on southbound 471 in northern Kentucky.  

Starting Saturday at 7 a.m. and continuing through Sunday at 9 p.m., the route will be restricted to a single lane from the Daniel Carter Beard, or Big Mac, Bridge to Route 27 in Highland Heights.  

Construction crews will be installing reflective pavement markers during that time.  

Long delays are likely and Kentucky transportation officials are urging drivers to find alternate routes.  

Get ready for more road work this weekend in northern Kentucky, but this time it won’t be on southbound 471.

Starting Friday evening at 8 o’clock, westbound 275 will be reduced to a single lane near the interchange with 471.  The half mile closure will allow crews to restore the normal traffic configuration on that part of the interstate.  The work is expected to be complete by Sunday morning.

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Get ready for another weekend of traffic delays on Southbound 471 in northern Kentucky. 
Starting Friday evening, work crews will once again be working on the final pavement surface as a major reconstruction project begins to come to an end. 

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday south 471 from near Grand Avenue to the U.S. 27 intersection in Highland Heights will be reduced to a single lane until Monday at 6 a.m.
 
Entrance and exit ramps may also be shutdown as pavement is placed in front of the ramps. 

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Kentucky transportation officials say last weekend's rain delayed some of the resurfacing on Southbound 471.  But crews have been working around the clock to keep things on schedule to be completed by the first week of November.  

Once again this weekend you likely will want to find an alternate route and avoid South 471.  

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It could be a slow go for drivers on Southbound 471 in Northern Kentucky this weekend as crews get ready for Phase II of this summer's reconstruction project.  Officials are suggesting you find an alternate route.

Starting at seven Friday evening and continuing through Monday morning, traffic will be reduced to one lane between Kentucky 8 and US 27 in Highland Heights.  

Workers will be installing a temporary concrete barrier wall and pavement markings.  

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