Brent Spence

Cincinnati, OHWKRC

U.S. senators give hope for Brent Spence funding through infrastructure bill

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – There is hope the massive Brent Spence Bridge project will be included in any federal infrastructure bill finalized by Congress. So far, Democrats and Republicans can't agree on the size of the package proposed by the Biden administration. The White House originally proposed a package worth more than $2 trillion, but many Republicans balked at the size of that plan.
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Morning Briefing: Restaurant uses greenhouses in pandemic, military museum honors history and Brent Spence project needs tolls

Good morning, Ohio. Here's what you need to know today. It is another frosty start to the day but temperatures will climb quicker this afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy with temperatures rebounding back into the upper 50s to lower 60s by late today. It will not be as chilly tonight as clouds increase with temperatures holding in the 40s. If you need to get any yardwork done, you may want to do it before lunch on Saturday as showers are expected to push in during the afternoon.

CNN, ABC Highlight Brent Spence Amid Federal Infrastructure Bill Talks

The Brent Spence Bridge is garnering more national media attention as talks continue in the nation's capital about a potential multi-trillion dollar infrastructure bill. President Joe Biden is hoping to see lawmakers approve his proposed $2 trillion landmark policy plan. Many in the local region are hopeful that such a...
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Northern Kentucky Tribune

Contractors to start erecting new ‘No Hazmats’ on Brent Spence signs on interstate highways in NKY

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractors will be erecting new signs next week on interstate highways in Northern Kentucky, reminding drivers that trucks containing hazardous materials cannot use the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River between Covington and Cincinnati, reinforcing a long-standing restriction. 
New or upgraded signage will be posted at...
Covington, KYWTVQ

New panel signs will be installed on Brent Spence Bridge April 12

COVINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet it ordered new signs along Interstate-275 and I-71/75 to raise awareness of a restriction on carriers of hazardous materials. A contractor will begin installing the new panel signs on April 12. KTC says it plans to have new or upgraded signage...
Covington, KYWKRC

Covington officially opposes Brent Spence project alignment, size

COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) – As national attention is focused on the Brent Spence Bridge following November’s fiery crash and subsequent shutdown, local officials are calling attention to the impacts of a long-term fix. Covington’s city commission this week voted unanimously to oppose the current plans to fix the aging span,...
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Northern Kentucky Tribune

Covington mayor tells commission Brent Spence project an ‘existential threat’ to city revitalization

Calling it an “existential threat” to the city’s revitalization, Covington Mayor Joseph U. Meyer spoke out against the Brent Spence Corridor Project as Commissioners wrapped up their regularly scheduled caucus meeting Tuesday night. Meeting virtually due to COVID-19, Mayor Meyer and Commissioners went through their entire agenda. Then, at the...

KYTC Announces Additional Closures For Brent Spence Bridge Project

Land and ramp closures will be put in place Tuesday night. (Covington, Ky.) – More closures are being put in place around a routine maintenance project on the Brent Spence Bridge. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced that crews successfully completed the preliminary work that was planned for the first...

Routine Maintenance Project to Begin on Brent Spence Bridge March 1

COVINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today announced that a routine maintenance project to clean and paint the Brent Spence Bridge will begin March 1, weather permitting. The project, which is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 15, 2021, will require various lane closures on the bridge, as well as the closure of several ramps that provide access to the bridge.