Parts of Interstate 75 in northern Kentucky will be closed for work

Herald-Leader Staff ReportMay 12, 2011 

Interstate 75 work in northern Kentucky could complicate travel this weekend, transportation officials said.

Only one lane of northbound I-75 in Kenton County will be open between mile-marker 188 and the Brent Spence Bridge at mile-marker 191 from 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6. In addition, the entrance ramp from Kyles Lane and the northbound exit ramp to 12th Street will be closed.

The weekend closing follows lane restrictions that start Wednesday night. One lane of the interstate will be open from exit 188 to 191, between Dixie Highway and the Brent Spence Bridge, from 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights to 5 a.m. the following morning.

The $14.2 million project replaces concrete pavement and repairs joints on several bridges, according to the state transportation department. Contractor John R. Jurgensen Company and Subsidiary of Cincinnati is expected to complete the project on Dec. 1, 2011.

In the same area, closings are expected on Interstate 275. Westbound traffic was restricted to two lanes until May 27. The entrance ramp from Ky. 17 to I-275 westbound will be reopened by 6 a.m. Thursday.

But the entrance ramp from Turkeyfoot Road, or Ky. 1303, to I-275 eastbound has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Friday. The ramp will be closed about two weeks.

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