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PROJECT OVERVIEW

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. 

Current Travel Pattern:
 

  • The two left (westernmost) lanes of travel on I-71/75 northbound are open; the two right (easternmost) lanes of travel are closed.

  • The two right (westernmost) lanes of travel on I-71/75 southbound are open; the two left (easternmost) lanes of travel are closed. 

Current Ramp Closures:​
 

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  ​

NORTHBOUND TRAVEL PATTERN

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SOUTHBOUND TRAVEL PATTERN

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I-71 ALTERNATE ROUTES AND DETOUR MAP

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From March 1 through November 15, 2021, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is managing a routine maintenance project to clean and paint the

Brent Spence Bridge.

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