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Brent Spence Bridge Maintenance to Impact Traffic for Months

A maintenance and repair project on the Brent Spence Bridge is expected to impact traffic in the region through mid-November.

A news conference has been called for Monday by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to explain the impact, which will include lane closures and detours.

The Ft. Mitchell Fire Department shared an image on Facebook this week that appears to offer a glimpse at what to expect. According to the image, which the department stated was given out by KYTC during a meeting at Gateway Community & Technical College in Boone County on June 9, closures will include the exit to Erlanger/KY 236 from southbound I-75, and the ramps to I-71 from Ft. Washington Way and Third Street in Cincinnati.

The project will be ongoing, 24 hours a day, the fire department stated.

Additional details will be made available on Monday, June 19, during a news conference at Devou Park in Covington.

KYTC stated in an email announcing the news conference that the maintenance project is unrelated to the ongoing discussion about adding a second bridge to the west of the 50-year old Brent Spence, which carries twice the volume of vehicular traffic for which it was designed. 

A website,, will be available to assist motorists with information.

Work is expected to begin on Friday, June 23, at 9 p.m., according to the Ft. Mitchell Fire Department.

-Staff report

Top photo: Brent Spence Bridge as viewed from the Radisson Hotel in Covington (RCN file)

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Image shared by Ft. Mitchell Fire Department