Optimism grows to fix traffic woes at Ohio River bridge


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as Republicans speak with reporters after a Republican policy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Democratic governor and senior Republican senator are sounding upbeat about the prospects of finally unclogging a congested route between their state and Ohio.

The cross-party optimism stems from the congressional passage of President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package.

It’s seen as the best chance in decades to build a new bridge over the Ohio River to connect Cincinnati and Kentucky, relieving the overloaded Brent Spence Bridge.

Gov. Andy Beshear says he wants to “get this thing done.”

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell says for the first time in decades, there could be a way forward to resolve the problem.

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