Eastern Parkway Bridge Work To Continue Through June

by Gabe Bullard on December 16, 2009

Improvements on a portion of Eastern Parkway at the University of Louisville will be completed next week. But other parts of the road will be closed into next year.

The section of the parkway between Third Street and the JB Speed School of Engineering will be re-opened next week. But the bridge over the railroad tracks farther east will need additional work.

“They found more problems, more deterioration with the bridge than was previously thought,” says Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Andrea Clifford. “Some of it, you just couldn’t detect until you actually started taking the bridge deck off.”

Work will continue through next June. Clifford says it’s not yet clear how much the extra work will cost.

“The contractor will have to propose a cost to us of what they think it will take, and then we look at it and negotiate,” she says. “So really, to have a definite price, I don’t know if I’ll have that.”

The Eastern Parkway work is part of a seven million dollar project that also includes realigned ramps at Interstate 65.

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