Heads Up: Tonight's Construction on I-74/I-75 May Cause Traffic Snarls

Restrictions and demolition are on tap for the Mill Creek Expressway project Tuesday night and throughout the week.

click to enlarge Heads Up: Tonight's Construction on I-74/I-75 May Cause Traffic Snarls
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If you find yourself with an epic case of road rage tonight while driving I-74, ODOT construction is likely why.

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced a single-lane closure on I-74 east from Colerain Avenue to the I-75 interchange as part of its Mill Creek Expressway project. According to an ODOT bulletin, the closure will begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday and will continue through 6 a.m. Wednesday.

ODOT also warns that intermittent full closures of about 15-minutes will occur from midnight through 5 a.m. Wednesday on I-74 and I-75 within the construction zone.

But, as the infomercial hosts say, wait, there's more! 

Additional restrictions will occur this weekend for bridge demolition. Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, westbound I-74 will be closed between the split from northbound I-75 and the entrance ramp from southbound I-75. The closure will be in effect until 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, and traffic will be detoured.

The actions are all part of the fifth of 11 phases for ODOT's Mill Creek Expressway project. Launched in 2010, the project "will widen and resurface I-75 between Paddock Road and the Western Hills Viaduct in Hamilton County. Projects will also include interchange improvements at Hopple Street, I-74, Mitchell Avenue, Norwood Lateral, and Paddock Road," according to the project website. The project aims to wrap up in 2025.

For more information, visit the Ohio Department of Transportation's website.

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