I-71/75 Merging Lanes & Pavement Rehab
is the scope of the project?
New merging lanes along northbound and southbound I-71/75 were built between Mt. Zion Rd. and US 42.
In addition, I-71/75 was repaved from the Mt. Zion/KY 536 interchange at mile marker 178 to mile marker 183, which is just north of the Turfway Rd. Interchange.
Pavement work was completed in 2019 on I-71/75 southbound between the 5th St. and 12th St. exit ramps in Covington, and from the 5th St. exit to the south end of the Brent Spence Bridge on the northbound side.
are these improvements taking place?
The additional lanes (one additional lane in each direction between Mt. Zion Rd. and US 42) extend approximately two miles and help improve traffic flow on I-71/75 by making it easier to safely enter and exit the interstate – giving drivers more time to merge with mainline traffic.
Pavement repairs make travel smoother and safer for all who drive this section of the interstate.
will work begin and end?
Construction of the merging lanes and additional pavement rehab was completed in two phases:
Phase 1, construction of the northbound merging lane and northbound pavement work from the Mt. Zion Rd. interchange north to mile marker 183, took place in 2019.
Phase 2, construction of the southbound merging lane and southbound pavement work from the Mt. Zion Rd. interchange north to mile marker 183, took place in 2020.
much will the project cost?
The construction cost is expected to be approximately $31 million.