Project Overview

Project Overview

More than 160,000 motor vehicles cross the bridge daily, though its original design was meant to accommodate 80,000 vehicles per day. Due to this increased traffic flow, motorists are three to five times more likely to have a wreck along this corridor than on any other portion of the interstate systems in Ohio or Kentucky.

The National Bridge Inventory lists the bridge as "functionally obsolete" due to concerns with capacity. The concerns have led the project to be considered a top priority by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI).

A companion Brent Spence Bridge adds capacity and flexibility for carrying interstate and local lanes over the Ohio River. This in turn will improve safety for local traffic traveling across the river and entering or exiting the interstate by reducing merges and weaving. Both local commutes and long-distance travel will benefit from the Brent Spence Bridge Project.

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