Interstate ramps close Monday

The ramp from Pike Street to northbound Interstate 71/75 will close for about six months starting Monday evening.

Temporary changes part of Texas Turnaround safety project

COVINGTON, Ky. – The beginning of a project to make the Brent Spence Bridge safer will mean the temporary closure of two interstate ramps in Covington starting at 9 p.m. this coming Monday (April 4), weather permitting:

  • The Pike Street entrance ramp to northbound Interstate 71/75.
  • The exit ramp from northbound I-71/75 to Fifth Street in Covington.

That’s according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), which said in a release this week that the ramps will remain closed for 180 days as part of the state-managed and -funded project.

Marked detour routes will direct drivers wanting to get on the interstate to follow Bullock Street to southbound I-71/75 to the Kyles Lane exit, where they can re-enter northbound I-71/75. Likewise, drivers wanting to exit the interstate into Covington will be directed to use the 12th St./M.L. King Jr. Boulevard exit and then follow Simon Kenton Way to Pike Street to Main Street to Fifth Street.

The $8.8 million bridge project is called the Texas Turnaround, as seen HERE, and is scheduled to be finished by Dec. 1, 2022.

The project is designed to reduce accidents on the bridge by, in essence, moving the Fourth Street entrance ramp further south, thus reducing the need to cut across lanes of traffic on the bridge.

Updates can be found at

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