Kentucky transportation officials say last weekend's rain delayed some of the resurfacing on Southbound 471. But crews have been working around the clock to keep things on schedule to be completed by the first week of November.
Once again this weekend you likely will want to find an alternate route and avoid South 471.
If you work in downtown Cincinnati and drive home in the evening on southbound 471 get ready for delays next week or select another route for your commute.
Construction crews are ready to start work on resurfacing the Daniel Carter Beard, or Big Mac, bridge.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Nancy Wood said that will mean ramp closures and restrictions on the Ohio side of bridge starting Friday at 7 p.m. Those this will continue through early August.
If your evening commute involves Southbound 471 get ready for orange barrels.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Nancy Wood says construction work is set to begin on April 12th.
It's a continuation of a project started last year, when the northbound side of the interstate was rebuilt.
Contractors will be working to remove deteriorated concrete from three lanes, shoulders and all exit and entrance ramps. It also involves repairing and replacing the surfaces on bridge decks including the Daniel Carter Beard, or Big Mac bridge.