New Closings Tonight for the Brent Spence Bridge Project

(Covington, KY) - Another round of shutdowns are planned tonight as part of the Brent Spence rehab project.

At 11:00 tonight the on-ramp to I-71 southbound from Fort Washington Way in Cincinnati and the on-ramp to I-71 southbound from Third St. in downtown Cincinnati will be closed and remain that way throughout the duration of the maintenance project.

Also beginning at 11:00 in addition to the two westernmost lanes of travel (the two left lanes as you are heading northbound), the center right lane of travel will be closed from just north of the Fifth St. exit ramp in Kentucky, to the I-71/75 split in Ohio.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane on I-71/75 northbound across the Brent Spence Bridge. Only the far right lane will remain open. The center right lane will reopen to traffic, and two lanes of travel will be restored by 4:00 Wednesday morning. 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced that crews successfully completed the preliminary work that was planned for the first night of the routine maintenance project to clean and paint the Brent Spence Bridge. Work will continue throughout the week to set-up the first phase of work on the bridge.

Current lane and ramp closures now in place:

  • The two westernmost lanes (the two left lanes as you are heading northbound) on I-71/75 northbound across the Brent Spence Bridge are CLOSED. This travel pattern will remain in place throughout Phase 1 of the maintenance project.
  • The on-ramp to I-71/75 northbound from Fourth St. in Covington is CLOSED and will remain closed throughout the duration of the maintenance project.

Additional lane and ramp closures will be put into place gradually and will be announced throughout the week.

Project status and related traffic information will be provided on the project website – – as well as project social media channels including Facebook and Twitter. In addition, drivers can consult various travel advisory services, including WAZE and OHGO, and should pay particular attention to the digital signage around the region, which monitors traffic information and provides travel times to various destinations.

For Kentucky’s latest traffic and travel information, visit GoKy or navigate traffic by downloading the free WAZE app. You can get Northern Kentucky road construction updates on District 6 Road Report. Follow KYTC District 6 on our Facebook page at KYTC District 6 or on our Twitter page at KYTC District 6.


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