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Details, detours announced Monday ahead of Brent Spence Bridge work

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Expect to see more backups on the Brent Spence Bridge for about two months starting Friday.

Multiple lanes and exit ramps will close near and on the bridge so crews can repair the its deck, bringing a lengthy delays and tremendous impacts on daily travel across the already congested bridge. 

Traffic on the bridge will be reduced to two lanes. Drivers are urged to avoid the area and find alternate routes.

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are expected to give detailed information about closures and detours in an 11 a.m. press conference Monday at Devou Park.

The Brent Spence Bridge was built to support approximately 80,000 - 100,000 vehicles per day.

It currently carries twice that amount. 

Transportation officials are not saying what the maintenance project entails.

The 53-year-old bridge continues to deteriorate.

While there have been concerns about safety, transportation officials say it is structurally sound and construction of a new bridge is not related to this upcoming project.

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