( Covington, KY ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced that the Roebling Suspension Bridge will be reduced to a single lane of traffic starting this Monday. Then on February 15th, the bridge will be completely closed to vehicular traffic until November.
The KYTC is hoping this year's $4.7 million restoration project will preserve the 154 year-old landmark for generations to come. The project includes masonry work and the repair and replacement of sections of sandstone on the north and south anchorages and towers.
“The bridge will be limited to a single lane of traffic for two weeks, then closed to traffic altogether for this restoration,” said Bob Yeager, chief district engineer for the Department of Highways District 6 office. “But we know what a vital connection this is and we will keep a pedestrian sidewalk open during the project.”
The bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic by the end of November and the overall project is expected to be completed by Dec. 31th.
While the project is going on, motorists are encouraged to use the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge or the Taylor Southgate Bridge as a detour.