The goal is to reduce congestion and improve travel safety at the interchange.
Photo via https://www.75275interchange.org/.
(Covington, Ky.) – The public is running out of time to provide comment on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s proposed improvements for the I-71/75 and I-275 interchange.
The interchange serves thousands of area residents, businesses and other commercial enterprises, and connects I-275 with I-75 and I-71.
Currently, the interchange carries more than twice the amount of vehicles per day than it was originally designed to manage, and traffic levels are expected to continue increasing as northern Kentucky grows.
Escalating traffic, along with challenging merges and highway entrances and exit patterns, have resulting in growing congestion and delays in the interchange area – therefore, additional capacity and roadway improvement are needed.
A virtual open house will remain open through Friday, February 10. The public can review the project and provide comment at www.75275interchange.org.
The goal of the proposed improvements is to reduce congestion, improve travel safety, and promote better connectivity at the interchange and surrounding area.
The KYTC has been studying possible alternatives to reduce congestion and delays for the past three years.
Currently, funding has been set aside in KYTC’s Six-Year Highway Plan to fund overall right-of-way acquisition needs for the recommended alternative in 2026 and utility relocation efforts in 2027. However, funding for detailed design has yet to be secured for most of the planned improvements.
The overall project is estimated to cost around $40 million, however the final costs will depend upon the final design and the anticipated timing for construction.
The work would need to be completed in phases over a period of five to 20 years, according to the KYTC.
For more information and to provide public comment, visit https://www.publicinput.com/75275interchange#7.