Next phase of Brent Spence Bridge closures begin Wednesday

Next phase of Brent Spence Bridge closures begin Wednesday
Brent Spence Bridge (Source: WXIX)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today announced closures of the Phase 2 traffic pattern on the Brent Spence Bridge.

The KYTC said the closures will allow crews to complete set-up for the routine maintenance project to clean and paint the bridge.

Currently, the two easternmost (right) lanes on the northbound deck are open; the two westernmost (left) lanes are closed.

Beginning at 11 p.m. Wednesday night, weather permitting, law enforcement will be in place just south of the bridge on I-71/75 northbound in Kentucky and will begin holding traffic in 15-minute increments to allow crews to perform various operations to set the Phase 2 travel pattern.

By 4 a.m. Thursday morning, the two westernmost (left) lanes of travel on I-71/75 northbound across the Brent Spence Bridge will be open. The two easternmost (right) lanes on I-71/75 northbound across the bridge will be closed.

According to the KYTC, Phase 1 travel pattern will remain in place on the southbound/upper deck; the two easternmost (left) lanes of travel on I-71/75 southbound across the bridge are open. The two westernmost (right) lanes of travel on I-71/75 southbound are closed.

Current ramp closures now in place:

  • 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

The I-71 southbound detour has been set, with two lanes now exiting to I-471.

Drivers are encouraged to plan their drive, and when possible, use alternate routes to get around the bridge.

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