WATCH: Brent Spence Bridge maintenance project leaders share progress

Posted at 8:11 AM, Jun 30, 2017

You've heard a lot about the Brent Spence Bridge maintenance project and the detours you should take to avoid traffic snags. According to the people heading the project, Tri-State drivers have done an excellent job adapting to the changes.

"My compliments go to the drivers of Greater Cincinnati," said Betty Hull, spokeswoman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. "People are checking their routes, checking drive times and checking social media."

Hull said travel times on the bridge have "been what they normally are," even with the bridge's two-lane restriction.

"It's going extremely well," Hull said. "At the end of the first week, we're around 10 percent through (the project)."

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Nathan Fields, the lead inspector working on the project, said he did "the same project" on the Brent Spence Bridge in 1998.

"The bridge was engineered to hold about 120,000 cars each day," Fields said. "It sees more like 180,000."

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