Skip to comments.Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: To ease Brent Spence traffic, we need another bridge
Posted on 12/22/2017 7:31:55 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
After exploring other options, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet released study findings Tuesday "confirming the need for a second bridge to carry Interstate 71/75 traffic across the Ohio River."
A yearlong study "confirms the need for construction of a new bridge across the Ohio River to improve safety and travel on Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 between Ohio and Kentucky," a news release from the KYTC said.
The news release cited the findings of the Brent Spence Strategic Corridor Study, which was led by the consulting firm Stantec.
The best solution to "ease congestion and improve travel" is to build a second bridge to exist alongside the Brent Spence Bridge, the study found.
The proposed second bridge would be a double-deck, six lane bridge. The design of the bridge would force drivers "to make route decisions ... before crossing the bridge, therefore reducing the need to change lanes on the bridge and improving safety."
The bridge would cost an estimated $2.6 billion, according to the news release, and could open by 2024.
This study confirms what many already suspected a new bridge is needed, as well as improvements to Interstate 71/75 to address the explosive economic growth along this important transportation corridor," Governor Matt Bevin said in the news release. "It is also imperative that we stay focused on the economic development potential of a bypass. To that end, I am requesting that a planning study for the Kentucky portion of an eastern bypass be included in the next highway plan.
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My brother lived down there in Clarksville when the mess of rebuilding the bridge began. He was disabled. I really do think it’s part of his passing away younger than he had to when access to care and accomplishing normal daily activities got impossibly disrupted.
Bridges used to be fairly cheap, until the ADA went into effect.....................
Hey! Kentucky, you can build whatever you can afford.
Bridges at Cincinnati back up
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