Beginning at 8 p.m. Sept. 28, Interstate 71 north at state Route 665 will be reduced to one lane, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Sept. 28, Interstate 71 north at state Route 665 will be reduced to one lane, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced.

At midnight, both lanes of I-71 north at the interchange will be closed, with access to the interstate maintained using the ramps at state Route 665. Construction crews need both lanes of I-71 north to set steel beams for the new bridge.

By 5 a.m. Sept. 29, all lanes of I-71 north will be open.

Here's how access to I-71 north will be maintained during the closure: Drivers travelling north on I-71 will exit at state Route 665 and then use the entrance ramp at state Route 665 to continue north on I-71.

Since the ramps are being used for thru-traffic from midnight to 5 a.m., drivers on state Route 665 east of the interchange will be detoured to state Route 104 to I-71 and west of the interchange, the detour will be U.S. Route 62 to I-71.

This same traffic pattern for I-71 north at the interchange will be repeated the night of Sept. 29 into the following day, weather permitting.

Construction began last year on the $22 million dollar project that will create a single point urban interchange at I-71 and state Route 665 similar to the I-270 and Sawmill Road interchange. The project is expected to be completed next summer.