ODOT and KYTC are fully committed to robust public involvement to gain insights and receive feedback as part of the project development process.

The project team has engaged in thorough public involvement since the inception of the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project and has worked closely with local partners to incorporate changes to the project that have already substantially reduced the impact to local municipalities while investing in underserved populations on both sides of the river.

Multiple stakeholder committees have been formed to support the public engagement process. Stakeholders serve a critical role, bringing valuable input from their constituents to the project team and serving as advocates for the project in their communities.

To date, three committees have been established: the Project Advisory Committee, the Aesthetics Committee, and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.


The Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project is led by ODOT and KYTC with input from a group of stakeholders through a Project Advisory Committee. The committee was formed early in the project development process to better align the project with regional and community needs. Members include representatives from government agencies, community groups, and local businesses.

The role of the committee is to review various components of the project and offer feedback to ensure that the views of the community are addressed as the project is developed and implemented. Committee members act as liaisons between their respective organizations and communities and the project team. The committee also assists with distributing information provided by the project team.

The Project Advisory Committee was formed in 2005 during the development and selection of the Preferred Alternative. Their work continued in 2015 when toll-related studies were under consideration, and their work continues now as the project awaits a final funding package for construction.

Below is a listing of Project Advisory Committee members:


Boone County Engineer
Boone County Fiscal Court
Campbell County Fiscal Court
Cincinnati Park Board
City of Cincinnati
City of Cincinnati Community and Economic Development
City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation & Engineering
City of Covington, City Manager
City of Covington, Economic Development Director
City of Covington, Mayor
City of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
City of Fort Wright, Kentucky
City of Park Hills, Kentucky
Governor’s Southwest Ohio Regional Liaison
Hamilton County Commissioners
Hamilton County Engineer
Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission
Kenton County Engineer
Kenton County Fiscal Court
Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI)
Planning and Development Services of Kenton County
Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA)
Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK)


Center for Great Neighborhoods
Cincinnati Business Committee
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Citizens for Civic Renewal
Lewisburg Neighborhood Association
Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority
Queensgate Business Alliance
Sierra Club
SouthBank Partners
West End Community Council


Castellini Management Co.
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bulk Terminals, LLC
Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
Duke Energy, OH-KY
Government Strategies Group
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Northern Kentucky Tri-Ed


A sub-group of the Project Advisory Committee was formed to provide input on the design and aesthetic appearance of the new companion bridge and related roadway corridor. The role of the Aesthetics Committee is to evaluate aesthetic treatments throughout the corridor, including structure type and corridor theme. Aesthetics meetings are taking place on both sides of the river. Committee members will provide guidance on design goals and support innovation in design and construction of the new bridge.

Below is a listing of Aesthetics Committee members:

Alliance for Regional Transit
American Institute of Architects – Cincinnati Chapter
American Institute of Architects Students – University of Cincinnati
American Society of Civil Engineers Students – University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Historical Society Library and Archives
Cincinnati Railroad Club
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce
City of Cincinnati
City of Cincinnati – Park Planning
City of Covington
Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission
Kenton County Historical Society
Kenton County Planning and Development Services
Michael Schuster Associates
Northern Kentucky University
Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry Council
Rouse & Associates
The Ohio River Way, Inc.
University of Cincinnati
University of Kentucky Department of Engineering
Vivian Llambi and Associates


The Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project represents historic federal investment in our region with guidelines and requirements for DBE participation and workforce development. The Diversity & Inclusion Committee supports the project team, ensuring intentional and deliberate workforce opportunities are created throughout the course of the project.

D&I Committee members assist ODOT and KYTC in delivering strong involvement from community partners through planned events and activities. The committee also helps identify opportunities for outreach and engagement, creating opportunities for employment and participation in the project.  

The inaugural committee meeting was held in early November 2022 with follow-up meetings to be held quarterly throughout the life of the project.

Below is a listing of current Diversity & Inclusion Committee members:

American Council of Engineering Companies of Kentucky (ACEC KY)
American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio (ACEC OH)
Apoyo Latino
Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Office of the Archbishop
Baptist Ministers Conference of Greater Cincinnati / Community Economic Advancement Initiative
Brighton Center Workforce Development
Butler County Latino Community/Butler Behavior Health
Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council
Cincinnati Compass
Cincinnati Minority Business Assistance Center
Cincinnati NAACP
Cincinnati Urban League
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce
City of Cincinnati
City of Covington
City of Dayton
Collective Empowerment Group
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) – Cincinnati Chapter
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) – Columbus Chapter
Esperanza Latino Center
Federal Highway Administration
Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce
Hamilton County
Hamilton County SBDC/ Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio
Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA
Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters
Interdenominational Ministers Alliance of Greater Cincinnati
Interfaith Cincy
Iron Workers – Local Union #44 of Cincinnati
Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
IUOE Local 18
Japan/America Society of Kentucky
Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors, Inc. 
Kentucky Career Center
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Kentucky Chinese American Association
Laborers Local 265
Louisville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Midwest USA Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Minority Contractor Resource Center
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
Northern Kentucky NAACP (Branch #3105)
Northern Kentucky Urban League
Office of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear
Office of Mayor Aftab Pureval            
Office of Mayor Joseph U. Meyer
Office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
Office of State Representative Kim Banta (KY)
Office of State Representative Sedrick Denson (OH)
Office of State Senator Christian McDaniel (KY)
Office of U.S. Representative Greg Landsman (OH)
Office of U.S. Representative Thomas Massie (KY)
Office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (KY)
Office of U.S. Senator Rand Paul (KY)
Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)
Ohio Commission on Hispanic-Latino Affairs (OCHLA)
Ohio Contractors Association
Ohio Laborers and Training Apprenticeship Program
Ohio Minority Business Development Agency Business Center
Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana Regional Council of Governments
OhioMeansJobs Cincinnati – Hamilton County
Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ Intl. Org.
Over-the-Rhine Community Development Corp.
Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board
Teamsters Local 100
U.S. Dept. of Labor, Wage & Hour Division
Uptown Consortium, Inc.
US Small Business Administration
West End Community Council (Cincinnati)
Workforce Development Association
WTS-International (Southwest Chapter)