Interstate being closed for bridge work

May 9, 2014

Interstate 71 between State Route 73 and State Route 48 is going to be closed for several hours on Sunday to accomodate work on the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge.  The Ohio Department of Transportation says the interstate will be shut down from 5 until 10 Sunday morning.

Here's the detour ODOT is setting up:

For southbound I-71 it's SR 73 to U.S. 42 to SR 48 to I-71;  going northbound it's SR 48 to U.S. 42 to SR 73 to I-71. During this detour, the ramps from SR 123 to northbound I-71 and from Wilmington Road to southbound I-71 will be closed.

Also, during this time frame, traffic on the Little Miami River and Trail won't be permitted between Wilmington Road and State Route 350. ODOT says law enforcement and construction personnel will be on site at various access points to the interstate, river and scenic trail to enforce these restrictions.