CINCINNATI -- Drivers headed into Kentucky on the Brent Spence Bridge will face an extra hurdle this weekend.
Southbound Interstate 75 will be squeezed down to one lane only on the approach to the bridge. Once on the bridge, there are two lanes open to traffic.
Also, the ramp from eastbound U.S. Route 50 to the Brent Spence Bridge will be closed for the weekend. This affects traffic coming from the West Side of Cincinnati.
These closures last until 5 a.m. Monday and are part of an ongoing two-month maintenance project. 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.