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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #125 on: December 22, 2020, 04:41:25 AM »

I work in Hebron (a couple miles west of the airport) and live in Cincinnati. At 9:15 they had the ramp from 275 east to 71/75 north blocked as well. I ended up detouring via Turkeyfoot to Dixie to Buttermilk. Things finally reopened about an hour ago.
That ramp had been blocked when I last posted here. It was the westbound I-275 to northbound I-71/75 ramp that was the only one open at that time.
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #126 on: December 22, 2020, 05:07:47 AM »

Welcome to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky!!!

Some of the traffic could be alleviated in a couple of days when the Brent Spence is scheduled to open--maybe.  Then it can go back to being the 2nd busiest bridge crossing in the US behind the George Washington Bridge.

This area does need an additional bridge crossing.
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #127 on: December 22, 2020, 09:09:40 AM »

Looks like the bridge is scheduled to reopen tomorrow. Currently I-71/75 is closed northbound north of I-275 in Kentucky once again and there is a 3 mile backup leading into that interchange.
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #128 on: December 22, 2020, 03:45:07 PM »

The bridge reopened today at approximately 2:45pm eastern.
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #129 on: December 22, 2020, 05:15:50 PM »

2nd busiest bridge crossing in the US behind the George Washington Bridge.

Is that true?  If so, that's surprising.  I'd assume something like the Bay Bridge out in Cali or one of the other NYC bridges would be #2.
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #130 on: December 22, 2020, 05:25:04 PM »

2nd busiest bridge crossing in the US behind the George Washington Bridge.

Is that true?  If so, that's surprising.  I'd assume something like the Bay Bridge out in Cali or one of the other NYC bridges would be #2.
Yeah, that seems hard to believe.
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #131 on: December 22, 2020, 05:41:19 PM »

The bridge reopened today at approximately 2:45pm eastern.

That is good to hear!
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #132 on: December 22, 2020, 05:49:14 PM »

2nd busiest bridge crossing in the US behind the George Washington Bridge.

Is that true?  If so, that's surprising.  I'd assume something like the Bay Bridge out in Cali or one of the other NYC bridges would be #2.
Yeah, that seems hard to believe.

Several of the articles reporting on the reopening mention an ADT estimate of 160,000-180,000.  I believe both the SFO-Oakland Bay Bridge and Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge are >200,000, so that would put the Brent Spence out of 2nd place right there.

(And locally for me, the 2 Potomac River crossings on the Capital Beltway both punch close to 250,000 based off MDOT SHA's online traffic count data.)
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #133 on: December 23, 2020, 03:31:56 PM »

2nd busiest bridge crossing in the US behind the George Washington Bridge.

Is that true?  If so, that's surprising.  I'd assume something like the Bay Bridge out in Cali or one of the other NYC bridges would be #2.
Yeah, that seems hard to believe.

Several of the articles reporting on the reopening mention an ADT estimate of 160,000-180,000.  I believe both the SFO-Oakland Bay Bridge and Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge are >200,000, so that would put the Brent Spence out of 2nd place right there.

(And locally for me, the 2 Potomac River crossings on the Capital Beltway both punch close to 250,000 based off MDOT SHA's online traffic count data.)

It may not be the 2nd busiest in the country, but it is still an incredibly busy crossing due to carrying two interstates.  In retrospect it might have been better to have 71 and 75 cross the Ohio separately, but given the hilly terrain that might have been difficult.
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #134 on: December 23, 2020, 03:35:53 PM »

It may not be the 2nd busiest in the country, but it is still an incredibly busy crossing due to carrying two interstates.  In retrospect it might have been better to have 71 and 75 cross the Ohio separately, but given the hilly terrain that might have been difficult.
Just move 471 from between 71 and 275 to between 71 and 75, and move 71 onto what is now 471 and then 275 back to 75

Then 71 and 75 would cross on different bridges. Not that complicated, with roadways and bridges already there
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #135 on: December 23, 2020, 07:13:02 PM »

It may not be the 2nd busiest in the country, but it is still an incredibly busy crossing due to carrying two interstates.  In retrospect it might have been better to have 71 and 75 cross the Ohio separately, but given the hilly terrain that might have been difficult.
Just move 471 from between 71 and 275 to between 71 and 75, and move 71 onto what is now 471 and then 275 back to 75

Then 71 and 75 would cross on different bridges. Not that complicated, with roadways and bridges already there
I don't see the point.
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #136 on: December 23, 2020, 07:48:58 PM »

It may not be the 2nd busiest in the country, but it is still an incredibly busy crossing due to carrying two interstates.  In retrospect it might have been better to have 71 and 75 cross the Ohio separately, but given the hilly terrain that might have been difficult.
Just move 471 from between 71 and 275 to between 71 and 75, and move 71 onto what is now 471 and then 275 back to 75

Then 71 and 75 would cross on different bridges. Not that complicated, with roadways and bridges already there
I don't see the point.
I donít either

The only objective it achieves is 71 and 75 crossing the Ohio on separate bridges, which is what the post I replied to specifically called for
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #137 on: December 23, 2020, 08:24:56 PM »

It may not be the 2nd busiest in the country, but it is still an incredibly busy crossing due to carrying two interstates.  In retrospect it might have been better to have 71 and 75 cross the Ohio separately, but given the hilly terrain that might have been difficult.
Just move 471 from between 71 and 275 to between 71 and 75, and move 71 onto what is now 471 and then 275 back to 75

Then 71 and 75 would cross on different bridges. Not that complicated, with roadways and bridges already there
I don't see the point.
I donít either

The only objective it achieves is 71 and 75 crossing the Ohio on separate bridges, which is what the post I replied to specifically called for

At that point you might as well just sign I-71 on I-275 all the way around the east side of town and redesignate old 71 as I-671. Less ramps for 71 to take and better continuity.
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #138 on: December 23, 2020, 08:45:37 PM »

There was a proposal to construct a new terrain alignment of Interstate 71 between its junction near Walton to Interstate 471, and redesignate Interstate 471 as Interstate 71. That idea passed long ago because of increasing land value costs that now make the project prohibitively expensive.

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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #139 on: December 23, 2020, 08:49:50 PM »

It may not be the 2nd busiest in the country, but it is still an incredibly busy crossing due to carrying two interstates.  In retrospect it might have been better to have 71 and 75 cross the Ohio separately, but given the hilly terrain that might have been difficult.
Just move 471 from between 71 and 275 to between 71 and 75, and move 71 onto what is now 471 and then 275 back to 75

Then 71 and 75 would cross on different bridges. Not that complicated, with roadways and bridges already there
I don't see the point.
I donít either

The only objective it achieves is 71 and 75 crossing the Ohio on separate bridges, which is what the post I replied to specifically called for

At that point you might as well just sign I-71 on I-275 all the way around the east side of town and redesignate old 71 as I-671. Less ramps for 71 to take and better continuity.
That is such an Indianapolis solution...
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #140 on: December 23, 2020, 09:02:13 PM »

It may not be the 2nd busiest in the country, but it is still an incredibly busy crossing due to carrying two interstates.  In retrospect it might have been better to have 71 and 75 cross the Ohio separately, but given the hilly terrain that might have been difficult.
Just move 471 from between 71 and 275 to between 71 and 75, and move 71 onto what is now 471 and then 275 back to 75

Then 71 and 75 would cross on different bridges. Not that complicated, with roadways and bridges already there
I don't see the point.
I donít either

The only objective it achieves is 71 and 75 crossing the Ohio on separate bridges, which is what the post I replied to specifically called for

At that point you might as well just sign I-71 on I-275 all the way around the east side of town and redesignate old 71 as I-671. Less ramps for 71 to take and better continuity.
That is such an Indianapolis solution...
Actually, you can blame it on Washington...
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #141 on: December 23, 2020, 09:04:52 PM »

It may not be the 2nd busiest in the country, but it is still an incredibly busy crossing due to carrying two interstates.  In retrospect it might have been better to have 71 and 75 cross the Ohio separately, but given the hilly terrain that might have been difficult.
Just move 471 from between 71 and 275 to between 71 and 75, and move 71 onto what is now 471 and then 275 back to 75

Then 71 and 75 would cross on different bridges. Not that complicated, with roadways and bridges already there
I don't see the point.
I donít either

The only objective it achieves is 71 and 75 crossing the Ohio on separate bridges, which is what the post I replied to specifically called for

At that point you might as well just sign I-71 on I-275 all the way around the east side of town and redesignate old 71 as I-671. Less ramps for 71 to take and better continuity.
That is such an Indianapolis solution...
Actually, you can blame it on Washington...

It is pretty effective in Indy though. The only times I have traffic issues in Indy are when INDOT decides to close 5 lanes at once. Other than that, traffic may get  thick but it moves nevertheless. Of course, our beltway is structured a little better to act as a bypass route than say, Cincy.
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #142 on: December 23, 2020, 09:43:03 PM »

It's my single most hated stretch of I-75.

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There, there.  You'll always be Number 1 to me, Atlanta.
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #143 on: November 07, 2021, 05:11:42 PM »

Now that the infrastructure bill has passed, I think it's a good time to resume discussion of this topic. 

Will this project now be able to move forward without tolls?
Of the different types and layers of funding provided by the bill, which are most likely to be used or applied for here?
How soon could this thing get started?

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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #144 on: November 07, 2021, 05:13:44 PM »

How soon could this thing get started?
sometime in the 2060s
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Re: I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
« Reply #145 on: February 28, 2022, 04:34:39 PM »

Ky., Ohio governors jointly request up to $2B for Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project

Kentucky and Ohio Govs. Andy Beshear and Mike DeWine announced their plans to jointly request up to $2 billion in federal funding for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project at a press conference in Covington on Monday. Both governors signed a memorandum of understanding confirming the statesí intention to work together on the long-discussed bridge project. Signing the memorandum allows transportation officials in both state.

Building a companion bridge over the Ohio river to the west of the Brent Spence Bridge would be the primary objective in the plan if the requested funds are approved. The funding is part of the bipartisan federal infrastructure bill, which includes at least $39 billion for bridge projects.

 


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