ROUTINE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULED FOR BRENT SPENCE BRIDGE THIS SUMMER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ALERT & PHOTO OP

JUNE 19, 2017

PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY AT 11 AM

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULED FOR BRENT SPENCE BRIDGE THIS SUMMER LANE CLOSURES WILL SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT TRAVEL FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO MONTHS Project Team will announce lane closures, detours and maintenance schedule at a press conference TODAY at 11:00 am

WHAT: Routine maintenance work is going to take place this summer on the Brent Spence Bridge. There will be lane closures on the bridge, and several ramps that provide access to and from the bridge also will be affected. Significant impacts to traffic on the bridge and on routes that drivers will use to get around the bridge are expected for approximately 60 days.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is managing this project, which is part of an ongoing program to maintain and improve the condition of the regional transportation network.

The Brent Spence Bridge was built to support approximately 80-100,000 vehicles per day. Currently, it carries twice that volume. The bridge is structurally-sound and remains viable for long-term use. Discussions regarding construction of a new bridge, which would add capacity to our regional transportation network, are unrelated to this maintenance project and the existing bridge will continue to be operational regardless of whether or not a new bridge is built.

Project team members are holding a press conference to announce lane closures, detours and the initial maintenance schedule.

WHEN: TODAY – Monday, June 19, 2017, 11:00 am

WHERE: Drees Pavilion at Devou Park

790 Park Lane

Covington, KY 41011

WHO: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Chief District Engineer Bob Yeager Members of the Brent Spence Bridge Maintenance 2017 project team

CONTACT: Betty Hull, (859) 414-5232 or media@BrentSpence2017.org