I-275 Construction Slows I-74 Commute
By Mike Perleberg
A lane closure on I-275 at the I-74 split near Miamitown (left) has caused a backup extended to near the Dry Fork Road exit on I-74 in Harrison. Photo by OhGo.com.
(Hamilton County, Oh.) – Motorists making their way east on Interstate 74 in Hamilton County are finding a slow go at it Thursday morning.
Traffic is backing up from the I-275/I-74 split near Miamitown to Dry For Road in Harrison.
The culprit is continuing road construction on I-275 between the split and Colerain Avenue which has forced the closure of the left lane. Motorists trying to avoid the lane restrictions on the I-275 Carroll C. Cropper Bridge from Indiana into Kentucky may also be adding to the delays.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, work to resurface I-275 will require various lane closures on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, a left lane closure will be in place beginning at 8:00 p.m. and reopening by 6:00 a.m. Sunday.
The work is part of a two-year, $27.9 million project to repair and reconstruct 5 ½ miles of I-275.