All Brent Spence Bridge Lanes Reopen - but Nighttime Closures Still Loom
After a difficult summer for commuters, all four north and southbound lanes on the Brent Spence Bridge will reopen on Friday.
It is expected that the nearly two-month maintenance project would be completed by 5 a.m. on Friday.
In addition to the reopening of all lanes, nearby ramps will also open again.
On Thursday, the I-71/U.S. 50 ramp to 71/75 south via Fort Washington Way, the Third Street ramp in Cincinnati 71/75 south, and the 71/75 south ramp to Erlanger at exits 184, 184A and 184B opened again.
On Friday morning, the Fourth Street ramp to 71/75 north in Covington reopened.
Although the full-time lane closures conclude this week, maintenance work will continue through mid-November. There will be periodic nighttime lane closures as necessary.
The long project stifled traffic through the region not just on the I-71/75 corridor, but also on other area highways and roads as many motorists sought alternative routes.
Photo: Traffic on the Brent Spence Bridge during the maintenance project