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Graves Road bridge demolition means rolling roadblocks on I-275 this week

Posted at 9:05 PM, Aug 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-09 23:58:59-04

Starting at 8:00 p.m. each night this week, a bridge demolition project along I-275 will mean rolling roadblocks both eastbound and westbound throughout the week, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Crews are set to begin demolition on the Graves Road bridge starting at 8:00 p.m. Monday night. Officials said each night, police will shut down I-275 eastbound just east of the Carroll Cropper bridge on the Kentucky side of the river. Westbound lanes will be shut down at the Petersburg exit, including the on-ramp onto I-275 in that area.

The roadblocks are intended to be 15-minute, rolling roadblocks that will continue on alternating sides of the highway throughout the night. Officials said traffic flow should be fully reopened by 6:00 a.m. each morning.

On Tuesday, traffic will be shifted onto the new alignment of Williams Road while the project at the Graves Road bridge continues. KTC's travel advisory for this project said this new traffic pattern will involve a new four-way stop at the intersection of Graves Road and Worldwide Boulevard.

Construction began on the new I-275 and Graves Road interchange earlier this year, and the Graves Road bridge has been closed for months. The project is just one of several KTC is working on in Northern Kentucky this year.

Seven major projects going on now total nearly $250 million. Those projects include a brand new interchange at I-275 and Graves Road, and three new double crossover diamond interchanges, or DCDs. Two were previously planned, but Wood said KYTC decided to add a third one at the I-275 and Graves Road project.