Brent Spence Bridge’s new traffic pattern takes effect

Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 7:06 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2021 at 7:07 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Northbound drivers over the Brent Spence Bridge can’t change lanes—or interstates—with the new traffic pattern now in effect through Aug. 29.

  • The far left lane on I-71/75 northbound is open for drivers to access I-75 northbound in Ohio.
  • The far right lane on I-71/75 northbound is open for drivers to reach I-71 northbound in Ohio.
  • The two center lanes are CLOSED.
  • Changing lanes on the bridge is not possible. If you are in the left lane, you will proceed to I-75; if you are in the right lane, you will go onto I-71.

“We are more than 50 percent complete with the maintenance project on the bridge,” Bob Yeager, Chief District Engineer of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6 office, said.

“This is a routine project that is part of the normal lifecycle of a major structure like the Brent Spence Bridge. Just as you have to perform regular maintenance on your personal property like your car and your home so it stays in good working order, we have to perform regular maintenance on our public infrastructure to ensure it remains safe for long-term use.”

Inspection crews on-site during the maintenance work have said the bridge is sturdy and safe.

The project is expected to be complete by Nov. 15, weather permitting.

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