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CINCINNATI - Traffic projects on both sides of the Ohio River made commuting a nightmare for weekend motorists.

In Ohio, reports of slow-moving and standstill traffic due to construction on Interstate 275 first started coming in late Friday evening.

Road crews working along a nearly four-mile stretch of Interstate 74 between the two sections of the I-275 split in Miami, Colerain and Whitewater townships have caused major traffic backups since Friday evening when crews closed down multiple lanes of traffic.

Workers are removing and replacing an asphalt overlay.

Traffic in that area is expected to return to normal at 6 a.m. Monday.

In Northern Kentucky, road crews reduced northbound traffic on Interstate 75/71 from Buttermilk Pike to the Brent Spence Bridge to one lane for the weekend.

At one point on Saturday, drivers were reporting a traffic backup that spanned a 14-mile stretch of road from Mount Zion to the bridge.

The Kentucky Transportation Department said major traffic delays will continue into the near future.

A timetable for the completion of the repairs has not been determined.

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