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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. 

 

On March 1, 2021, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) began a routine maintenance project to clean and paint the bridge. The project, which required various lane closures on the bridge, as well as the closure of several ramps that provided access to the bridge, was finished ahead of the projected Nov. 15 completion date. 

Current Travel Pattern:

  • All four lanes of travel on I-71/75 southbound are OPEN. 

  • All four lanes of travel on I-71/75 northbound are OPEN. ​​

Current Access Ramp Information:​

  • The on-ramp to I-71 southbound from Third St. in Downtown Cincinnati is OPEN.

  • The on-ramp to I-71 southbound from Fort Washington Way in Downtown Cincinnati is OPEN.

 

  • The on-ramp to I-71/75 northbound from Fourth St. in Covington is OPEN.

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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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