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I-471 Entrance Ramps from Ohio Closing for Bridge Work

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

Beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 21st the following ramps will be closing in Ohio, along with I-471 southbound interstate lane reductions, due to work on the I-471 Daniel Carter Beard Bridge. These restrictions and ramp closures are expected to last until early August:

  • The westbound Columbia Parkway (US 50) entrance ramp to I-471 southbound will close.
  • The East Fifth Street Entrance Ramp in downtown Cincinnati to I-471 southbound will close.
  • The two lane I-471 southbound entrance ramp from eastbound Fort Washington Way (US 50) will be reduced to one lane.
  • Traffic from I-71 southbound in Ohio will be reduced to one lane approaching the Ohio River Daniel Carter Beard Bridge.

In Kentucky:

  • Traffic is currently reduced to two lanes and is in a shifted position with both shoulders closed from Exit 5 (KY 8) to just north of Exit 1 (I-275/I-471 Interchange). This traffic pattern will continue until further notice. The speed limit through this section is 55 MPH.
  • At Exit 1 (I-275/I-471 Interchange), traffic in the left lane must exit at exit 1A to I-275 eastbound. Traffic in the right lane may exit at 1B to I-275 westbound or continue through the interchange to US 27 at Highland Heights. Shoulders are also closed in this area. This traffic pattern will continue until further notice. The speed limit through this section is 45 MPH.
  • At the intersection of KY 471 and US 27 in Highland Heights, left hand turn movements onto north US 27 are prohibited while traffic is reduced to two lanes for the construction. 
  • The I-471 southbound entrance ramp from Memorial Parkway (KY 1120) is closed until further notice. Traffic is being detoured onto I-471 northbound to Exit 5 (KY 8) and then back onto I-471 southbound. This closure is expected to be in place through mid July.
  • Beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 14th, the I-275 westbound ramp (Exit 74A) to KY 471 southbound and to US 27 in Highland Heights will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to continue westbound on I-275 to Exit 77 (KY 9) and back onto I-275 eastbound to Exit 74A. This ramp is expected to be closed until June 24th.
  • Traffic maybe furthered reduced to a single lane during nighttime periods throughout the limits of the project.
  • Work is being performed along the I-471 SB ramp to I-275 WB. Traffic should use caution in this area and watch for construction vehicles entering and leaving the roadway along this ramp.
  • Traffic may encounter flagging operations with short delays on Three Mile Road at the I-275 overpass as part of the work being performed in the area adjacent to Three Mile Road.
  • Expect delays until this project is completed later this year.
  • Use caution when traveling through the project and watch for slowed or stopped traffic. Watch for construction vehicles entering and leaving traffic throughout the work zone. The speed limit is reduced through the construction zone and will be enforced.

I-275 Westbound at the I-471 Interchange in Campbell Co.:

  • Crews are working along the right shoulder of I-275 WB in this area. Watch for construction vehicles entering and leaving traffic in this area. 
  • Traffic may encounter flagging operations with short delays on Three Mile Road at the I-275 overpass as part of the work being performed in the area adjacent to Three Mile Road. 
  •  Beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 14th, the I-275 westbound ramp (Exit 74A) to KY 471 southbound and to US 27 in Highland Heights will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to continue westbound on I-275 to Exit 77 (KY 9) and back onto I-275 eastbound to Exit 74A. This ramp is expected to be closed until June 24th.

Photo: Big Mac Bridge in Newport via KYTC