Public Involvement and Comments

Public Involvement and Comments

Learn more about how the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project team is working with the community to ensure stakeholder voices are heard and community needs are integrated into the project plan.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (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 been working closely with local partners to ensure communities surrounding the project area have the opportunity to provide feedback.

If you have a comment or question for the project team, please provide your feedback in the link at the bottom of the page.

Public Comments

Below are responses from the project team to specific public comments that have been received to date. 

Below are summaries of comments received by the project team, including responses to each. 

Public Hearings

Public hearings were held in February 2024 regarding the Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) to present project information and allow members of the public to provide comments on the SEA. Participants browsed project exhibits, reviewed project information, talked one-on-one with project team members, and provided written or verbal comments about the project. 

More than 550 individuals attended four in-person hearings, held at the Radisson Hotel in Covington and Longworth Hall in Cincinnati, and a virtual hearing. All attendees heard a formal presentation about the project and the assessment and had the opportunity to make formal spoken comments, addressing the project team from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). All comments were transcribed and recorded into the project’s public record. The project team will respond in writing to all comments at a later date.

Public comments on the SEA will be accepted through March 8 and can be made at www.PublicInput.com/bsbc. Anyone who was unable to attend the hearings can view the presentation here

Open House Meetings Offer Update on Project Status

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) held open house-style project update meetings for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor (BSBC) Project in August 2023. More than 275 residents attended the two gatherings, held at the Radisson Hotel in Covington and Longworth Hall in Cincinnati.

Attendees browsed exhibits, reviewed project information, and had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the project team.

The open house meetings also provided visitors with an update on the project’s environmental assessment. Environmental approval for the project was issued in 2012. Since 2018, regulations have changed and refinements to the project’s design have been made. As a result, in 2022 KYTC and ODOT agreed with the Federal Highway Administration to prepare an enhanced re- evaluation known as a Supplemental Environmental Assessment. Publication of this updated assessment is expected to be available for public review in late 2023, and public hearings will be conducted in Kentucky and Ohio at that time. The Federal Highway Administration’s final decision on the supplemental environmental assessment is expected to be announced early next year.

The open houses were a part of ODOT and KYTC’s continuing efforts to work with community members to assure their voices are heard and their needs are addressed in the project plan. Anyone who was unable to attend can view a narrated presentation here.

View the open house meetings summary.

Neighborhood Outreach Meetings

To more thoroughly engage communities within the project area, KYTC and ODOT held neighborhood meetings specifically for those residents. These events featured a presentation by the project team and allowed residents to browse exhibits, ask questions, take a survey, and offer feedback one-on-one with the project team. 

Kentucky Neighborhood Meetings 

Mainstrasse, 11/21/2022

Friends of Peaselburg, 11/28/2022

Westside Covington, 11/29/2022

Fort Mitchell, 11/30/2022

Fort Wright, 12/1/2022

Mutter Gotes/CBD, 12/5/2022

Lewisburg/Botany Hills, 12/6/2022 

Park Hills, 12/12/2022

Kentucky Broad Neighborhood Open House Meeting

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 (afternoon and evening) 
View the neighborhood meeting summary.

Ohio Neighborhood Meetings 

CUF, 11/15/2022

CBD Riverfront, 11/29/2022

Camp Washington, 12/12/2022
West End, 12/20/2022

Ohio Broad Neighborhood Open House Meeting

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 (afternoon and evening)
View the neighborhood meeting summary.