Two Governors in Covington Wednesday for Brent Spence Plans
UPDATE (Wednesday morning): United States Secretary of Transportation Roy Lahood is also expected to attend today's news conference, according to the Business Courier.
UPDATE (5:15PM Tuesday): Prior to the event at the Radisson, Governor Steve Beshear will also address the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's government forum also at noon, according to a release from the Governor's office to The River City News.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will be in Covington Wednesday joined by Ohio Governor John Kasich. The Democrat and the Republican are teaming up to study how to pay for a new I-75 bridge over Ohio River, according to a new release from Beshear's office.
A news conference has been called for 1:00PM at the 360 revolving restaurant atop the Radisson Hotel near the Brent Spence Bridge. The bridge suffers from a traffic flow that is over capacity and has been deemed functionally obsolete by the federal government. The estimated $2.5 billion Brent Spence Bridge project calls for a second bridge next to the Brent Spence.
Though a coalition of business executives from both sides of the Ohio River have pushed for an effort to "Build Our New Bridge Now" and say the project could be complete in five years, the current timetable puts completion at 2022.
The River City News will have the news conference covered for you.
PHOTO: Congestion on the Brent Spence Bridge