Orange barrels and lane shifts are now in place on southbound 471 as a major reconstruction project gets started. That's likely to slow the evening commute for drivers leaving downtown Cincinnati for northern Kentucky and the east side.
But those delays will likely grow even longer in July when work starts on repairing the deck of the Daniel Carter Beard, or Big Mac, Bridge.
Right now orange construction barrels are sitting alongside southbound 471 in Northern Kentucky. Starting Friday evening crews will be moving them into place as reconstruction starts on the interstate.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Engineer Rob Hans said it’s a continuation of a project that started last year.
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.