CINCINNATI -- Two exit ramps from northbound Interstate 75 will be closed for a week starting Monday night.
The closures are part of a 60-day maintenance project on the Brent Spence Bridge.
The ramps closing at 9 p.m. Monday are:
- Fifth Street ramp to downtown Cincinnati
- U.S. 50 west/River Road ramp
Traffic on the bridge is reduced to two lanes in each direction for the project's entire duration. Work includes concrete resurfacing, repairs to some of the steel work, and upgrades to the drainage and lighting systems, among other routine maintenance.
The project will clock in at about $10 million, with funding coming from both Ohio and Kentucky.
Two travel lanes should be open for much of the 60-day project; however, four ramps will remain closed for the entire timeline:
- Ramp to I-71/I-75 southbound from Fort Washington Way (Cincinnati)
- Ramp to I-71/I-75 southbound from Third Street (Cincinnati)
- Fourth Street ramp to I-71/I-75 north (Covington)
- Exit ramp from I-71/I-75 southbound to Erlanger/KY 236, exit 184 (Erlanger)
Drivers should give themselves extra travel time and consider alternate routes, including Interstates 471 and 275.