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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.

Additional information will be posted on and on the project's Facebook page and Twitter feed as it becomes available.

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.

-Staff report

Photo: Traffic on the Brent Spence Bridge during the maintenance project