I-71 Resurfacing and Rehabilitation
About the project
The project consists of resurfacing approximately 5.5 miles of I-71 between state Route 126 and state Route 562 in eastern Hamilton County. Work will include replacing the bridge deck of the Stewart Road (overpass) bridge, as well as rehabilitating multiple structures within the work area from the railroad bridge north of SR 562/Norwood Lateral to SR 126/Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway. In addition, the project includes widening to three continuous through lanes between the Norwood Lateral interchange and Red Bank Expressway, removing the northbound Ridge Road exit and adding an exit to Kennedy Avenue from northbound I-71.
Current traffic patterns:
Traffic is now in Phase 3, which includes three, 11-foot lanes and elimination of the contraflow lane in the southbound direction.
Northbound I-71 work has been shifted to the outside lanes from Ridge Road to Red Bank Expressway, and traffic is in the center lanes from Ridge to Red Bank. A contraflow lane has also been installed in the northbound direction.
Construction is scheduled to resume in Spring 2020 and will include bridge work on I-71 at Stewart and Red Bank and paving on both I-71 North and South.
Traffic switch is set for early Summer 2020, and there will be various ramp closures from I-71 North to Red Bank and from I-71 North to Stewart for bridge work.
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