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Today's traffic report

Construction

Northbound Interstate 71 between Taft Road/Exit 3 and Dana Avenue/Exit 5.

E Miami Road at US 27/Hwy 126.

Martin Luther King Drive at US 127/US 27/US 52/Central Parkway closed due to a new traffic configuration.

Temporary new high speed lane on southbound I-75 between the Norwood Lateral and Mitchell Avenue so crews can continue working on a new traffic pattern in the area.

Closures

Utility work requires a 15-minute full closure of east and westbound Interstate 275 at Struble Road between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. Law enforcement officers will be used for traffic control.

 An improvement project at the intersection of Reading and Hauck roads is scheduled to start Monday, July 13. Project limits on Reading Road are from Kemper Road to Crescentville Road.

Reading Road will be closed north of Hauck Road for 30 days beginning Monday, July 13. All businesses north of Hauck Road will have access and driveways maintained. The detour is Kemper Road to Mosteller Road to Crescentville Road back to Reading Road.

Improvements include adding a two-way left turn lane through the majority of the corridor, left and right turn lane additions and traffic signal replacement at the intersection of Reading and Hauck roads. Also, an existing curve will be realigned to improve safety and a shared use bike path on the west side of Reading Road will be constructed. Improvements on Hauck Road include widening for the addition of a left turn lane from westbound Hauck Road at Reading Road.

Lane widths will be reduced to 10 feet during construction and the scheduled project completion date is August 2015.

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