Work on bridge linking Ohio, Kentucky to slow traffic

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two months of traffic troubles loom for drivers going over the Ohio River in Cincinnati and in Covington, Kentucky.

Maintenance work on the Brent Spence Bridge connecting the Ohio and Kentucky cities begins Friday night and continues over the next two months. Two lanes in each direction will be closed during the project.

The chief district engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the regular maintenance project will include pouring concrete and installing new lighting. Chief District Engineer Bob Yeager says it also will include fixing drainage issues and improving the bridge's steel frame.

Kentucky transportation officials are advising commuters to choose alternate routes and to expect delays on Interstate 71 and Interstate 75.

Yeager says there is no estimate for the length of daily delays.