ODOT Announces Ramp Closures and Traffic Pattern Shift on I-75 Southbound

Montgomery County (Thursday, December 13, 2012) – The traffic pattern shift originally scheduled for Tuesday, December 11th has been rescheduled due to weather.  This traffic shift will now take place Thursday, December 13th.  Lane closures will be in effect on I-75 southbound between US 35 and Main Street beginning Thursday, December 13th at 7 pm.  One lane will be closed between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am.  Two lanes will be closed between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am.  The affected lanes are scheduled to reopen to motorists Friday, December 14th at 6 am.  One lane of traffic will remain open to southbound motorists at all times.

The following ramps have already closed::

The following ramps will now close beginning Thursday, December 13th at 7 pm:

These ramps will remain closed.  A newly constructed ramp is scheduled to reopen in this area in 2016.

The official detours for the ramp closures are:

I-75 South to First St. and Third St.-I-75 south to Main St.

Monument St. and Second St. to I-75 south- Ludlow St. to US 35 west to I-75 south

These lane and ramp closures are due to a contractor shifting traffic in that area as part of the I-75 Modernization Project.  Motorists need to stay alert and watch for the new traffic pattern in this area.  All traffic will be shifted to the northbound side of I-75 so crews can work on reconstructing the southbound side.  There will be three southbound lanes available and two northbound lanes available.

Arrow boards and signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming closure. Law Enforcement will be on hand to monitor traffic flow.  All work is weather permitting. 

Safety is a top priority at ODOT.  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.

For more information contact: Mandi Abner, Public Information Officer (937) 497-6820

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