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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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  With the holiday season out of the way, contractors are again laying track for the Cincinnati streetcar. 

And this weekend, they will close a major Downtown intersection.  6th Street will be closed at Walnut, starting at 6 p.m. Friday.  And it will stay closed until about 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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Updated update:

Hamilton County (Monday, Dec. 8, 2014) – The full closure of southbound I-75 between the SR 562 and Mitchell Avenue interchanges is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 9, Thursday, Dec. 11 and Friday, Dec. 12.

Closures for the railroad bridge replacement project are as follows:

Monday, Dec. 8

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Work is already underway on the new Martin Luther King interchange with I-71. On Thursday, state and local officials gathered at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to tout the project's benefits.

Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray praised the way local and state governments came together to fund and fast-track the project.

"What we are setting in motion today is going to change the transportation landscape in the greater Cincinnati  are forever," says Wray.

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If you'll be driving southbound this weekend, plan your route carefully. I-71 southbound between Dana Avenue and Taft Road will be closed from 10 o'clock Friday night until 5 a.m. Monday.

Ohio Department of Transportation spokeswoman Sharon Smigielski says crews are taking down a railroad bridge to make way for the new Martin Luther King/I-71 interchange. To expedite the process, the highway will be shutdown while crews drop sections of the overpass onto the highway.

Road construction on the Cincinnati riverfront will close eastbound Freedom Way from Rosa Parks Street to Elm Street starting Wednesday morning and continuing through July 24th.  Traffic in the westbound direction will not be affected.

A press release said the partial closure will allow work crews to remove and replace the existing sidewalk and pavement at Freedom Way and Race Street.  The project includes modifying expansion joints and installing a permanent railing.

The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to know if there's a demand for noise reducing barrier walls to be built along I-75 from Galbraith Road to the northern end of the Lockland Split.

Here's the information from ODOT:

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.


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.