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Shepherd Lane bridge over I-75 to close for more than a year

Shepherd Lane bridge
Posted at 11:29 AM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 11:29:26-05

LOCKLAND, Ohio — Drivers who take the Shepherd Lane bridge over Interstate 75 need to prepare for a new route starting Wednesday evening.

The bridge will be closed until approximately July, 2020, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation, for demolition and construction of a new bridge.

The bridge over I-75 essentially splits Lockland and Lincoln Heights.

ODOT officials said the ramps to Shepherd Lane will remain open with the following detours:

  • West Shepherd Lane traffic: North I-75 to Glendale Milford Road to south I-75 to Shepherd Lane.
  • East Shepherd Lane traffic: South I-75 to Galbraith Avenue to north I-75 to Shepherd Lane.

The ramp from Shepherd Lane to northbound I-75 will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 2 a.m. Thursday for ODOT to prepare for the full bridge closure.