Thursday, October 3 2013 9:28 AM EDT2013-10-03 13:28:35 GMT
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) released a study of options for a new Ohio River bridge between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The report identifiesFull Story >
According to a Texas Transportation Institute Study, motorists waste 3.6 million hours of their time and 1.6 million gallons of fuel simply by sitting in traffic on the current Brent Spence Bridge each year.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 24 2013 1:52 PM EDT2013-07-24 17:52:56 GMT
U.S. Senator Rob Portman's (R-Ohio) amendment (SA 1749, as modified) to make bridges like Brent Spence Bridge that have been classified by the Federal Highway Administration as "functionally obsolete"Full Story >
U.S. Senator Rob Portman's (R-Ohio) amendment (SA 1749, as modified) to make bridges like Brent Spence Bridge that have been classified by the Federal Highway Administration as "functionally obsolete" or "structurally deficient" the focus of new federal bridge funding passed the Senate and was incorporated to the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 12 2013 5:32 PM EDT2013-03-12 21:32:57 GMT
Local transportation officials held another meeting to discuss the future of the Brent Spence Bridge.The Major Transportation and Infrastructure Projects Subcommittee met with a spokesperson from the OhioFull Story >
According to a new study from AAA, drivers are five times more likely to have an accident in the Brent Spence Bridge corridor, compared to other areas of Ohio and Kentucky.Full Story >
Friday, March 1 2013 1:48 PM EST2013-03-01 18:48:58 GMT
President Barack Obama called the Brent Spence Bridge 'rotten' during a press conference on Friday.Obama took questions from reporters after meeting with congressional leaders at the White House aboutFull Story >
President Barack Obama called the Brent Spence Bridge 'rotten' during a press conference on Friday.Full Story >
Thursday, February 14 2013 6:16 PM EST2013-02-14 23:16:15 GMT
A study conducted on the Brent Spence Bridge Project revealed potential poll costs for drivers.At a monthly meeting between the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana RegionalFull Story >
At a monthly meeting between ODOT and OKI on Thursday, early modeling of a study on the Brent Spence Bridge Project showed a toll could be on the 'lower end' of the $1-5 range.Full Story >
Wednesday, February 6 2013 12:08 PM EST2013-02-06 17:08:44 GMT
A recent survey of AAA members in Hamilton County and Northern Kentucky shows overwhelming support for a new Brent Spence Bridge.The 49-year old bridge has been declared "functionally obsolete" by federalFull Story >
A recent survey of AAA members in Hamilton County and Northern Kentucky shows overwhelming support for a new Brent Spence Bridge.Full Story >
Wednesday, January 16 2013 10:53 PM EST2013-01-17 03:53:38 GMT
Another Brent Spence Bridge meeting was held to discuss project's financing. The 'Build Our New Bridge Now' Coalition met with the Kentucky Transportation officials on Wednesday evening. The coalitionFull Story >
The 'Build Our New Bridge Now' Coalition met with the Kentucky Transportation officials on Wednesday evening. The coalition believes the best way to speed up bridge construction is through private financing.
Thursday, January 10 2013 10:24 PM EST2013-01-11 03:24:25 GMT
Another meeting over the $2.7 billion Brent Spence Bridge project was held on Thursday. If tolls are used to help fund the new Brent Spence Bridge project, there wouldn't be any physical toll booths.Full Story >
If tolls are used to help fund the new Brent Spence Bridge project, there wouldn't be any physical toll booths. Instead, transponders would be used.
Thursday, July 31 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:33:23 GMT
A divided House of Representatives is moving forward on a bill to address the immigration crisis on the southern border after GOP leaders made concessions to win conservative support.Full Story >
Short on votes, House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support. An hour later, they...Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:04:37 GMT
An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.Full Story >
Two weeks after a missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, an international team of investigators Thursday reached a wreckage site in eastern Ukraine that remains bitterly contested between government forces and...Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:57:01 GMT
CIA Director John Brennan is apologizing to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.Full Story >
An internal CIA investigation has found that agency officers improperly accessed Senate computers earlier this year in a dispute over interrogation documents, prompting CIA Director John Brennan to abandon his defiant...Full Story >
COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -
A public meeting is planned Monday in Covington to discuss funding options for a new Brent Spence Bridge.
Officials are looking for ways to cover the estimated $2.5 billion to replace the current bridge. Constructed in the late 1960s, the original design was meant to accommodate 80,000 vehicles.
The project involves constructing a second bridge directly to the west of the existing Brent Spence Bridge to increase safety and relieve some traffic congestion along Interstates 71 and 75.
KYTC says the existing bridge would be renovated to improve safety, visibility and other deficiencies.
Nearly eight miles of highway – approximately five in Northern Kentucky and three in Ohio – would also be improved to accommodate the enhanced bridge.
The two-deck Brent Spence Bridge carries both interstate highways across the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Covington, Ky. The bridge is structurally sound but classified "functionally obsolete" because of its narrow lanes, absence of emergency shoulders and limited visibility on its lower deck.
Approximately 40 residential properties and 14 commercial buildings would be affected by construction.
Thursday, July 31 2014 4:49 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:49:41 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:33:54 GMT
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Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is not quiet when it comes to his feelings on illegal aliens and illegal immigration, and how it has affected his county. This week, he sent an open letter to the presidentFull Story >
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is not quiet when it comes to his feelings on illegal aliens and illegal immigration, and how it has affected his county. On Thursday, residents of Butler County who disagree with the Sheriff's actions will hold a rally outside of the Butler County Jail.Full Story >
Wednesday, February 5 2014 2:56 PM EST2014-02-05 19:56:29 GMT
This accident was on Interstate 71.
After an ice and snow storm, temperatures will fall Wednesday night. Tonight's forecast low is 12 degrees with mostly cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday will see partly sunnyFull Story >
After an ice and snow storm, temperatures will fall Wednesday night.Full Story >
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