The Brent Spence Bridge is a major thoroughfare for both local and national traffic, connecting two states that are critical to the movement of people, goods, and services. The bridge carries I-71 and I-75 traffic over the Ohio River and has four lanes of traffic on each of the upper and lower decks.
Beginning March 1, 2021, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is managing a routine maintenance project to clean and paint the bridge. The project, which is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 15, 2021, will require various lane closures on the bridge, as well as the closure of several ramps that provide access to the bridge.
THE TWO RIGHT LANES OF TRAVEL ON BOTH DECKS ARE OPEN
Travel Pattern Changes for Monday, April 12 - Tuesday, April 13,
Restriping operations will require various traffic impacts overnight Monday:
Beginning at 11 p.m., Monday night, law enforcement will be in place on I-71 southbound in Ohio at the Reading Rd. exit and will begin holding traffic in 15-minute increments to allow crews to perform work related to the I-471 detour that is in place for the maintenance project taking place on the bridge. The work will be concluded by 3 a.m., Tuesday morning.
Ongoing Travel Patterns:
Traveling northbound, the two right (easternmost) lanes are open; the two left (westernmost) lanes are closed.
Traveling southbound, the two right (westernmost) lanes are open; the two left (easternmost) lanes are closed.
In addition, the following ramps are CLOSED and will remain closed throughout the duration of the maintenance project:
The on-ramp to I-71/75 northbound from Fourth St. in Covington
The on-ramp to I-71 southbound from Fort Washington Way in Downtown Cincinnati
The on-ramp to I-71 southbound from Third St. in Downtown Cincinnati