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Ohio, KY Governors Announce Revised Plans for Brent Spence and Companion Bridge

Drivers have been given a glimpse into the revised future of the Brent Spence Bridge and its planned companion bridge, including new lane configurations, wider shoulders and plans to silo local and thru highway traffic. According to a July 15 news release. from Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Ohio Governor...
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I-71/75 reopens after tanker spill south of Brent Spence

COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) - A tanker crashed on Saturday, which led to a large gasoline leak, causing I-75 and I-71 to temporarily close in both directions. The crash happened on the Kentucky side of the Brent Spence Bridge in the southbound lanes around 11:30 p.m. The northbound lanes began to...

Revised designs for Brent Spence makes companion bridge highway traffic only, local traffic on existing bridge

CINCINNATI — Newly revised designs for the future of the Brent Spence Bridge and its planned companion bridge were released Friday by Governors Mike DeWine and Andy Beshear. With the addition of the companion bridge, designs show an intent to revamp the Brent Spence Bridge itself to expand shoulder widths. Currently, the Brent Spence Bridge features four 11-foot lanes on both levels, with only one foot on one each side reserved for the shoulder.

Updated bridge maps for Brent Spence project

FRANKFCORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday revealed updated bridge maps detailing new lane configurations and revamped plans for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project with fewer property impacts. In 2012, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved a plan for a...

Sen. Brown talks unions, Brent Spence, abortion and more during Cincinnati stop

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited a downtown Cincinnati Starbucks Friday and spoke with employees who recently voted to unionize. Afterward, he spoke with media about a handful of current events. Unionization. Brown chatted with Supervisor Lou Shamblin before greeting other store employees at the location at Fourth and Vine streets....

New plans for Brent Spence companion bridge show reduced footprint

COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) - Plans to fix the Brent Spence Bridge congestion continually evolve. New designs released Friday reduce the footprint of the planned companion bridge. In 2012, the design called for both interstate and local traffic to travel on both bridges. Now in 2022, local traffic will use the...
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I-71/75 South reopens at Brent Spence after car flips

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - All southbound lanes of Interstate 71/75 are open beyond the Brent Spence Bridge in Covington after a crash closed them Tuesday night. The crash involving a flipped car happened around 7:20 p.m. The interstate reopened around 8 p.m. No word on injuries. See a spelling or grammar...

Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project Kick Off Sessions to Be June 7

Plans are moving forward on the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project, a $2.8 billion effort to build an additional span over the Ohio River, linking Ohio and Kentucky. On June 7, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will hold a Kick Off Session and a DBE - Prime Exchange Networking Session where businesses can meet Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) that can help with meeting the DBE goal to be established for this project.

Ohio, Kentucky governors request federal funding for Brent Spence

An application for nearly $2 billion in federal funding was submitted by the governors of Ohio and Kentucky specifically targeting the Brent Spence Bridge corridor that spans the borders of the two states. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said they asked for $1.66 billion from the Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant, a program through the U.S. Department of Transportation. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $2.9 billion in available funding through the program in March, as part of the new infrastructure law....