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All 4 southbound lanes of Brent Spence Bridge reopening

Full travel on the top southbound lanes is coming
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Posted at 12:23 PM, Oct 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-01 19:57:52-04

COVINGTON, Kentucky — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced in a press release on Friday the reopening schedule to restore full travel across the southbound upper-deck lanes of the Brent Spence Bridge. The KYTC said it plans to have all four southbound lanes reopen by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, weather permitting.

The reopening schedule for the southbound lanes includes ramps to the southbound lanes. KYTC said the reopening schedule would depend on weather conditions. The re-opening of the northbound lanes will be announced this week, but everything is scheduled to be finished by Nov. 15.

  • Saturday, Oct. 30: At 10 p.m. travel will be reduced to a single lane on I-75 southbound across the bridge. Only the far left lane will be open. By 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, the left two lanes of travel will reopen to traffic.
  • Sunday Oct. 31: At 10 p.m. travel will be reduced to a single lane on I-75 southbound across the bridge. Only the far left lane will be open.
  • Monday, Nov. 1: Between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. rolling roadblocks will be put into place on I-75 southbound. Law enforcement will be in place just north of the bridge and will hold traffic in 15-minute increments. Travel delays are likely and drivers should use alternate routes if possible.
    • Crews will reopen the ramp that provides access to I-71 southbound from Third Street in downtown Cincinnati.
  • Monday Nov. 1: By 6 a.m. the following travel pattern will be in place:
    • All four lanes of travel will be open on the southbound deck of the Brent Spence Bridge.
    • The on-ramp to I-71 southbound from Third Street in downtown Cincinnati will be open.
    • Access to I-71 southbound from Fort Washington Way will remain closed.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2, and Wednesday, Nov. 3: Beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, various lane closures will be put into place on I-71 southbound in Ohio between the Reading Road exit and the I-471 exit. All lanes of travel will be open by 6 a.m.
    • Between 10 p.m. on Tuesday night and 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning, rolling roadblocks will be put into place on I-71 southbound in Ohio. Law enforcement will be in place at the Reading Road exit and will hold traffic in 15-minute increments. Travel delays are likely and drivers should use an alternate route if possible.
    • At around 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, crews will reopen the on-ramp to I-71 southbound from Fort Washington Way. Following that, the ramp from I-71 southbound to I-471 will be closed. The I-471 ramp will reopen to traffic by 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
    • By 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning, all southbound traffic impacts related to the Brent Spence Maintenance Project will be removed and southbound traffic will be restored to its original configuration.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 3, by 6 a.m.:
    • All four lanes of travel will be open on the southbound deck of the Brent Spence Bridge.
    • The on-ramp to I-71 southbound from Third Street in downtown Cincinnati will be open.
    • The on-ramp to I-71 southbound from Fort Washington Way will be open.

The following information was based on a press release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.