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Hamilton County Interstate 71 Closure Scheduled For Bridge Inspection, Maintenance

Hamilton County (Thursday, January 5, 2023) - Southbound Interstate 71 will be closed overnight tonight at I-471 while crews inspect and perform general maintenance on the Walnut Street bridge along Fort Washington Way.  

Beginning at 11 p.m. Thursday, January 5, I-71 South will be closed at Exit 2 and through the tunnel. The following ramp closures will also be in effect for southbound I-71:

  • U.S. 42/Eden Park Drive entrance ramp will be closed, and motorists may follow the Liberty Street entrance ramp to southbound I-471 and follow I-71 detour.
  • Third Street exit ramp to I-71 South will be closed, and motorists may detour via Gilbert Avenue/Reading Road to access downtown.

While the tunnel is closed southbound, traffic will be detoured by way of I-471 and I-275 West to I-71/I-75, or via the Norwood Lateral and I-75 South. 

The restriction will be lifted by 5 a.m. Friday, January 6.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and restrictions. All work is contingent upon the weather, and for ongoing traffic, construction and weather-related information across the state, please visit www.OHGO.com.