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Delays expected this weekend on SB471


It could be a slow go for drivers on Southbound 471 in Northern Kentucky this weekend as crews get ready for Phase II of this summer's reconstruction project.  Officials are suggesting you find an alternate route.

Starting at seven Friday evening and continuing through Monday morning, traffic will be reduced to one lane between Kentucky 8 and US 27 in Highland Heights.  

Workers will be installing a temporary concrete barrier wall and pavement markings.  

Starting Monday morning, traffic will be restored to two lanes and be shifted to the right with no shoulders.  

Also Friday evening at seven, the Memorial Parkway entrance ramp to Southbound 471 will be closed until further notice.  

Crews are removing deteriorated concrete pavement and replacing it with new asphalt.  All ramps and bridge decks will also be rebuilt.  Plus a second ramp lane will be added from southbound 471 to westbound 275.  

All the work on south 471 is expected to be finished late this fall.  A similar project was completed last year on the northbound side.


Jay Hanselman brings more than 10 years experience as a news anchor and reporter to 91.7 WVXU. He came to WVXU from WNKU, where he hosted the local broadcast of All Things Considered. Hanselman has been recognized for his reporting by the Kentucky AP Broadcasters Association, the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Ohio AP Broadcasters.