CINCINNATI -- My fellow Tri-Staters, our long regional nightmare is over. For now.
Round-the-clock closures for Brent Spence Bridge maintenance ended for all lanes and ramps Friday morning.
Construction crews will have one last laugh this weekend as they take southbound Interstate 71/75 across the bridge down to just one lane at 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday to complete work on the easternmost lanes.
Crews will begin restoring the northbound (lower) deck of the Brent Spence Bridge back to a four-lane travel configuration next week, but specific timing has yet to be determined. Officials say they'll need to reduce northbound travel to just one lane at some point in the week. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
The 60-day project started June 23 . Officials in charge of the project said additional maintenance work will continue on the bridge through November with periodic lane closures taking place at night.