OHIO AND KENTUCKY ARE WORKING COLLABORATIVELY TO IMPROVE THE BRENT SPENCE BRIDGE CORRIDOR.
The passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) has created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve the quality of life for the millions of Americans who use the federal highway system to travel between Ohio and Kentucky and beyond. It also presents the opportunity to invest in local businesses and a growing workforce by improving safety and travel along one of the most important national corridors for commerce and freight.
The Brent Spence Bridge is the critical link in this important eight-mile corridor from the Western Hills Viaduct in Ohio to Dixie Highway in Kentucky. The bridge is structurally sound and will remain in service for decades to come.
New funding will support construction of a new companion bridge, as well as updates to the existing bridge and the interstate network throughout the corridor. The Departments of Transportation for both Ohio and Kentucky are working together to apply for funding and ensure the project is shovel-ready as funding is awarded.
Business, transportation, political, and civic leaders in Ohio and Kentucky have come together to advocate for this project regionally and nationally. A preferred alternative for a new companion bridge was approved in 2012, based on a federally-prescribed evaluation process that included detailed technical and environmental analysis, as well as comprehensive public engagement.