COVINGTON, Ky. - Gov. John Kasich and Gov. Steve Beshear will be joined by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood to discuss how to pay for the Brent Spence Bridge project.
The Federal Highway Safety Administration estimates the bridge carries 175,000 cars each day, which is more than double its capacity.
The goals of the project are to improve traffic flow, improve safety and correct geometric deficiencies. The cost of the project has not yet been determined.
Adjustments are being made because I-75 is one of the busiest trucking routes in North America with truck traffic approaching six billion miles annually. Drivers in both Ohio and Kentucky are routinely hit with long lines of slow-moving traffic on the Brent Spencer Bridge at rush hour.
Construction is anticipated to begin in 2015 following construction of the I-75 Thru the Valley and I-75 Mill Creek Expressway projects.
Officials will be meeting at the 360 Restaurant in Covington at 1 p.m.
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