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Hamilton County: Construction update

HAMILTON COUNTY: Weekly Construction Update

Through the week ending May 22, 2021: The following traffic advisory includes restrictions on the state highway system in Hamilton County. All work will be contingent upon the weather. For construction information and statewide information regarding road conditions, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com.



I-71 Major Rehabilitation - Widening to three lanes between S.R. 126 (Ronald Reagan Cross-County Highway) and S.R. 562 (Norwood Lateral), as well as bridge work at multiple structures and removing the Ridge Road exit and adding an exit to Kennedy Avenue on northbound I-71.

  • Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, May 14, the right lane of I-71 North and South will be closed between S.R. 126/Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway and Stewart Road for bridge work over Kenwood and Galbraith roads. 
  • The ramp from Montgomery Road to I-71 North will also be closed, and traffic will be detoured via Montgomery Road and S.R. 126.
  • The restrictions will be in effect throughout the weekend, with all lanes and the ramp reopened by 6 a.m. Monday, May 17. Motorists should expect delays through the work zone.

C.R. 249 (Galbraith Road) Sidewalk - As part of the I-71 repaving project, the sidewalk on Galbraith Road under I-71 is closed through mid-May. Pedestrians will be detoured using the west side of the bridge and the Montgomery Road crosswalk.

I-71 Stream Stabilization - Along I-71 North at the Stewart Road exit. Traffic on the exit ramp has been shifted and is being maintained in one lane.



I-74 Slide Repair - At the Colerain/Beekman ramp to I-74 West. Traffic will be maintained, and intermittent restrictions may be in effect on I-74 at the interchange. Effective May 9, the ramp from Colerain Avenue to I-74 West will be closed for up to 21 days. Motorists will be detoured via Beekman and Elmore streets to the westbound I-74 ramp. 



I-75/Mill Creek Expressway Major Rehabilitation  - Major rehabilitation project at the I-74/75 interchange to widen and resurface I-75 between Paddock Road and the Western Hills Viaduct and reconfigure the interchange. Work also includes interchange improvements at Hopple Street, I-74, Mitchell Avenue, Norwood Lateral and Paddock Road. Various lane closures will be in effect in the construction zone.


I-275 Slide Repair - Near the Kilby Road interchange. Traffic will be maintained through the work zone; however, I-275 may be subject to intermittent lane restrictions, and the ramps to/from Kilby Road may be subject to intermittent, short-term full closures during overnight hours. The project is scheduled to be completed in early fall 2021.

I-275 Slide Repair - Along the left side of the entrance ramp from southbound Loveland Madeira Road to I-275 West. Restrictions on in place on the slip ramp, and the ramp will be subject to intermittent periods of closure. During periods of closure, southbound Loveland Madeira Road motorists (passenger vehicles) to I-275 West will be routed by way of the traffic signal; heavy (large) truck traffic will be detoured by way of I-275 East and the Wards Corner Road interchange to I-275 West . Traffic on the mainline of I-275 will be maintained. The project is scheduled to be completed in the fall.


U.S. 42 (Reading Road) Bridge Rehabilitation - Over Cooper Creek, near Cooper Road and the Reading corporation limit. Lane restrictions will be in effect through mid-fall. Traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in each direction.

U.S. 50/Freeman Avenue Bridge Repair  - On Freeman Avenue over U.S. 50. Lane closures will be in place on Freeman Avenue effective Monday, May 24, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with nightly lane closures from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day. Additional ramp and lane restrictions may also be in effect during different phases of construction. All work is anticipated to be completed by mid-summer.



Brent Spence Bridge Maintenance - A bridge repair project on the Brent Spence Bridge by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet through mid-November 2021. 

  • I-75 South is open to two, 11-foot lanes on the bridge.
  • The ramps from southbound I-71 to the bridge, as well as from Fort Washington Way and Third Street to I-71 South and the bridge, are closed. Southbound I-71 traffic is being detoured via I-471. 

John A. Roebling Bridge Restoration - The suspension bridge between Cincinnati and Covington is closed for a bridge restoration by the Kentucky Transportation  Cabinet. Motorists may detour via the Clay Wade Bailey (U.S. 25/42/127) Bridge or the 4th Street/Veterans Bridge. Interim completion is scheduled for late November 2021, and the entire project is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 31.

S.R. 125 Beechmont Bridge Connector/LMSRT - Intermittent, single-lane closures in either direction on S.R. 125 (Beechmont Avenue), between the S.R. 32 interchange and Beechmont Circle. In addition, restrictions are in effect on the ramp from S.R. 32 to S.R. 125 West, and traffic is being maintained with a temporary signal at the ramp where the merge lane has been closed. The project is scheduled to be completed by late summer of 2022.

S.R. 125 Bridge Rehabilitation - Between Berkshire Lane and Brachman Avenue, midway between S.R. 32 and Five Mile Road. Traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in either direction throughout construction. Berkshire Lane will be maintained by flaggers as needed during hours of operation. All work is scheduled for completion in late summer 2021.

U.S. 22/S.R. 126 Roundabout  - At the intersection of U.S. 22 (Montgomery Road) and S.R. 126 (Ronald Reagan Cross-County Highway) for the Montgomery Quarter Development project. Traffic is being maintained in a minimum of one lane on Montgomery Road; however, intermittent lane restrictions and closures may be in effect at the interchange ramps to and from Montgomery Road. The project is scheduled for completion in Summer 2021.

U.S. 22 (Montgomery Road) Resurfacing - Single-lane restrictions may be in effect between Stewart Road and the entrance to St. Vincent Ferrer School, just west of Kenwood Road, during daytime hours for pavement repairs. Lane restrictions may also be in effect between Kenwood and Galbraith roads during evening/overnight hours. Traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one lane in either direction. The project is schedueld for completion in mid-fall.

U.S. 27 (Colerain Avenue) Sidewalk Construction - On the west side of Colerain Ave. between Byrneside Drive and Banning Road. Southbound Colerain Avenue will be reduced to one lane in the work zone; other intermittent restrictions may in effect in the northbound direction. Completion is scheduled for mid-summer 2021.