The worst is over, but nightly lane closures still linger for Brent Spence maintenance

Periodic overnight closures through November

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Although the majority of the construction that clogged the Brent Spence Bridge in recent months is complete, it's not all over if you use the bridge at night.

The 60-day project that reduced traffic from four to two lanes around the clock always included continuing, periodic overnight lane closures through November once the initial three phases were finished.

The first of those periodic closures will begin Wednesday at 9 p.m. with a single-lane closure on the bridge's lower, northbound deck. A double-lane closure is possible after midnight, and all lanes will re-open by 5 a.m. These northbound closures will repeat Thursday night.

Then, all of these closures will repeat Friday and Monday nights, except on the upper, southbound deck.

This is in an attempt to avoid weekend closures, officials with the Brent Spence Bridge Maintenance 2017 project said in a news release Wednesday.

Local street closures in the vicinity of bridge work are also possible, they said.

The project was part of routine maintenance on the bridge, which included concrete resurfacing, repairs to some of the steel work, and upgrades to the drainage and lighting systems. The round-the-clock closures began June 26 and wrapped August 25.

Pat LaFleur reports on transportation and mobility for WCPO. Connect with him on Twitter (@pat_laFleur) and on Facebook.

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