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Traffic delays possible this weekend due to roadwork and inspections

Posted: 1:51 PM, Nov 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-09 19:26:40Z

CINCINNATI -- Don’t waste precious weekend hours stuck in traffic. Plan accordingly for scheduled work on two major roadways Saturday.

Brent Spence Bridge

The right two lanes of northbound Interstate 71/75 will be closed from 7 a.m. to about 6 p.m. Saturday. Crews will complete a permanent fix on bridge joints, according to the Northern Kentucky office of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The entrance ramp from 4th Street in Covington to northbound I-71/75 will also be closed during the same time period. Drivers can take the southbound entrance ramp, and exit at Pike Street to take the nearby northbound entrance ramp, according to KYTC.

This is not a full closure, but delays are expected.

Western Hills Viaduct

The bottom deck of the Western Hills Viaduct will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for inspection and scheduled maintenance, according to a city of Cincinnati spokesperson.

Eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained on the top deck. The closure will allow crews to inspect the bridge and perform routine maintenance.

The ramp at exit 2B from southbound I-75 to the Western Hills Viaduct will be closed to accommodate equipment.

Other weekend closures

  • Covington: East 20th Street between Greenup and Mackoy for Harvest Fest; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • Cincinnati: Closures on Pete Rose Way, Mehring Way, Broadway, Johnny Bench Way, Joe Nuxhall Way, Elm Street, Central Avenue, Third Street, Gest Street and Linn Street for the DAV 5K; various locations Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon