Improvement project on I-71 scheduled to begin Monday | News
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Work to improve the interchange of Interstate 71 and Pfeiffer Road to greatly enhance travel during peak commute periods is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 7. The I-71/ Pfeiffer interchange serves major regional employment centers in Montgomery and Blue Ash.
The project will improve travel in several ways:
Northbound access onto I- 71 from eastbound Pfeiffer Road will move more vehicles quickly through dual, dedicated left-turn lanes; a new auxiliary lane will facilitate travel from Pfeiffer Road via northbound I-71 directly to the I-275 exit. Also, motorists entering I-71 northbound from Pfeiffer Road will no longer need to merge into through-lanes on I-71 if they are connecting to I-275. This dedicated lane will greatly benefit all motorists traveling on northbound I-71 by substantially reducing the current volume of traffic merging from Pfeiffer’s entrance ramp.
Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 7 with the removal of noise wall panels. Weather permitting, portable barrier walls will be placed on the northbound ramp Monday evening. The Ohio Department of Transportation is funding and managing the project. During the improvement, all lanes are expected to be maintained on Pfeiffer.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and lane closure.
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