North Bend Road Bridge Project Update

Bridge work requires the following lane and ramp closures:
Monday, January 30:
Close the ramp from southbound North Bend Road to eastbound Interstate 74 with various lane closures on eastbound I-74 beginning at 9:00 p.m. In addition, short term rolling closures on eastbound I-74 and the North Bend Road ramps will take place. Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers and all lanes and ramps will reopen to traffic by 6 a.m. Tuesday, January 31st.   
Tuesday, January 31: Close the ramp from northbound North Bend Road to westbound I-74 with various lane closures on westbound I-74 beginning at 9 p.m. In addition, short term full closures on westbound I-74 and the ramp from southbound North Bend Road to westbound I-74.  Traffic will be maintained with law enforcement officers and all lanes and ramps will reopen to traffic by 6 a.m. Wednesday, February 1st.
Also on Tuesday, there will be a lane closure on eastbound I-74 just before the North Bend Road ramp for delivery of bridge beams.  This lane closure will be in effect from 2 p.m. until approximately 6 p.m.
Wednesday, February 1 and Thursday, February 2: Close the ramp from northbound North Bend Road to westbound I-74 with various lane closures on westbound I-74 from 9 a.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday, February 2nd.
Friday, February 3: Various lane closures on east and westbound I-74 at North Bend Road from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Saturday, February 4th.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and lane closures.  Please remember that all work is dependent upon weather.   

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is replacing the North Bend Road bridge over I-74 as part of an I-74 Rehabilitation Project.  The work is being performed by Sunesis Construction Company, and is anticipated to last until the fall of 2017.
The traveling public should expect delays in the area.  A local northbound alternate route has been posted by the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office from North Bend Road to Boomer Road to Race Road to West Fork Road to North Bend Road.

Highway advisory radio (HAR) 1700 AM is being used to provide notice of upcoming traffic pattern changes, interstate travel times, incident notification and a recommendation that local deliveries take place in off peak hours.  A citizens band announcement will also be broadcast to warn users to avoid the North Bend Road/I-74 interchange.  Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the work zone and the lane and ramp closures and the traffic switch.  To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.

 Problems or questions should be directed to the Ohio Dept of Transportation, District 8 Communications Manager Brian Cunningham at 513-933-6517 or Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist at 513-933-6534 or email at D08PIO@dot.ohio.gov

For information on other County Engineer projects, please visit their website at: www.hamilton-co.org/engineer